HPD sends bizarre video in response to questions about policy change

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HPD Chief Charles McClelland held a staged news conference after Eyewitness News asked about the force policy. (KTRK)

When Eyewitness News reached out to Houston police Wednesday about a change in policy regarding the use of force, we didn't get a response.

Then later that afternoon, we finally did. But the response was unusual. HPD sent us video of what appears to be a staged press conference in which Chief McClelland is answering questions.

When asked about the video, HPD told us they only had five free minutes, so they created the video. And the pauses that appeared to be questions asked by reports? They say those were to separate his thoughts.

Take a look at the video above and tell us what you think.

The response is following a memo dated September 25th, 2015, in which Chief McClellan wrote, "Effective immediately, officers shall not discharge a firearm or soft-impact weapon at a moving vehicle unless a person in the vehicle is immediately threatening the officer or other person with serious bodily injury or death by mean other than the vehicle itself."

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