General Information

Name Jason M. Bellavance
OpenOversight ID 24856
Department [VT] Burlington Police Department
Race White
Gender Male
Birth Year (Age) 1982 (~42 y/o)
First Employment Date 2011-04-25
Number of known incidents 2
Currently on the force Yes

Assignment History

Job Title Badge No. Unit Start Date End Date
Sergeant 318 Unknown


Annual Salary Overtime Total Pay Year
$90,938.68 FY2019


Incident 13

Date Oct 06, 2018
Department Burlington Police Department
Officers Bryan V. Kirby , Jason M. Bellavance , Cory Campbell

Officers Bellavance, Hodges, Kirby, and Cambpell of the BPD broke Mohamed Luhizo's jaw during an arrest. In video captured from an officer's body camera, Hodges can be seen slamming his knee into Luhizo's face while Luhizo is on the ground, breaking his jaw. Luhizo, who is black, filed suit, alleging excessive force and racial bias.

Address South Winooski Ave.
Burlington, VT

Incident 18

Date Sep 19, 2018
Time 12:00 AM
Department Burlington Police Department
Officers Cory Campbell , Jason M. Bellavance

Officers Campbell and Bellavance responded to What Ale's You after a call by the bar owner. Bellavance pushes Jeremie Meli, whose head slams into a wall and is unresponsive. When his brother asks Campbell if they can stop, Campbell and Bellavance pull him the ground.

Summary based on body cam footage from the linked article: "Meli says “you guys started the fight.” Bellavance then shoves him, and Meli falls over and slams his head into wall outside the building. A loud thump can be heard in the video, and his eyes can be seen rolling back. His brother, Albin Meli, can be heard in the video saying that Jeremie Meli was unresponsive.

Later, after officers had handcuffed Jeremie Meli, who had regained consciousness, Albin Meli puts his hand on Officer Cory Campbell’s shoulder and asks, “I’m sorry to say this, but can you please tell them to stop?”

Bellavance and Campbell then pull Albin Meli to the ground. Medics later arrived on the scene to treat Jeremie Meli, and were told by Bellavance he lost consciousness."

Address Burlington, VT