Police body cam video shows standoff with James Kauffman

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Body cam video shows standoff with James Kauffman. Annie McCormick reports during Action News at 11 p.m. on June 19, 2017. (WPVI)

Video was played in court on Monday showing the standoff between police and the widower of a murdered New Jersey radio host.

The footage was presented during a bail hearing for James Kauffman, now behind bars on charged unrelated to his wife's death.

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Watch the report from Action News at 4:30 p.m. on June 19, 2017.


A Linwood police officer's body camera captured the moments when officers and the FBI served search warrants on Dr. James Kauffman's Linwood medical practice last week.

The video captures the moment when authorities say Kauffman pulls a weapon and threatens to kill himself. You can see a partial view of Kauffman as he stands in the doorway.

Prosecutors played the video in court where Kauffman appeared Monday for his detention hearing in Atlantic County.

Ultimately, the judge ruled Kauffman should stay in jail until his trial on charges related to the June 13th standoff.

Defense attorney Ed Jacobs said his client was reacting in fear that he was being arrested for the murder of his late wife April Kauffman.

Jacobs says Kauffman told this to police: "I'm not going to go to jail for something I didn't do."

Dr. Kauffman has never been named a suspect in the murder.

Last week investigators served multiple search warrants not only on Kauffman's practice, but also at his homes in Atlantic County and Philadelphia.

"'Keep in mind there are five.' Refers to a couple of species of health care fraud, but also refers to a homicide. Obviously the April Kauffman homicide," said Jacobs.



"Last week I said it did not involve the homicide but in a way it did. It's like a saying from a former TV show, 'it's all connected,'" said Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner.

The standoff ended peacefully.

That same day officers found another loaded gun in Kauffman's car and also seized more weapons and $100,000 in cash.

Kauffman's defense attorney says he will appeal Monday's ruling.
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Husband of slain radio host makes appearance in weapons case. Nora Muchanic reports during Action News at 6 p.m. on June 14, 2017.



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