In a case that has caught the attention of the federal monitor overseeing department reforms, Seattle police acknowledged Wednesday that they have no video record of a February encounter in which officers fatally shot a mentally disturbed man in North Seattle.

Some of the eight officers who responded in their patrol cars did not have training in how to work their dashboard cameras, even though the department has been using them in its entire fleet since 2007, the department said.

Other officers responded directly from the North Precinct at the start of their shifts and didn t have time to electronically synchronize their dash-camera systems before driving to the urgent call, police said.

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