A Memphis police officer was driving too fast as he tried to chase down a driver for not wearing a seatbelt, so his car ended up upright against a telephone pole, prompting other motorists to slow down and take photos of the incident.
That, of course, prompted other officers to ticket those drivers for driving too slow, according to WREG.
No word yet as to whether the first officer will be ticketed for reckless driving.
Love how this has taken off on the internet. Got to love showing how dumb lot of law enforcement is.
DEC 17, 2012
‘Sandy Bill’ Becomes Mini Auto Bailout
The legislation to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy has been turned into something of a mini auto bailout, according to those familiar with the Obama administration’s request. The request includes millions of dollars worth of cars, to be paid for by the federal government.
DALLAS - News 8 (WFAA) has obtained exclusive video that appears to show a Dallas Police officer may have lied about being assaulted by a driver.
Officer Eric Watts said he spotted a teenager drag racing last April.
So, he followed the driver, without his lights and sirens, going more than 60 miles per hour.
At one point he drove down the wrong side of the road to catch up with the driver and then activated his emergency equipment.
He told supervisors the driver, “smiled and burned off.”
The dash camera video showed officer Watts got out of his car, draw his weapon and attempt to stop the driver.
That is when he said in a police report that the driver, “… drove over my right foot, causing pain and struck me in the midsection along my gun belt with his driver’s side mirror.”
Later on in the tape you hear him joke about it with other officers. “Well he got my foot (chuckles).”
The suspect eventually stopped on his own. Watts arrested him for aggravated assault of a police officer and evading arrest.
When supervisors looked at the tape, it clearly showed Officer Watt’s was not hit because the car appeared to be too far away to have touched the officer.
Internal affairs investigators said Watts lied and he could be fired because of it.
A grand jury is also looking at charges of official oppression.
The suspect was charged with evading arrest, but the aggravated assault charge was dropped.
Police Use Innocent Citizens’ Cars For Make-Shift Road Block. Civilian Cars Destroyed, Officer Says “Hope You Have Good Insurance”
Some motorists are considering suing the District after police officers used the citizens’ vehicles as a roadblock to stop a speeding driver.
On February 2, a chase began during the evening rush hour in Prince George’s County and ended in Northeast D.C.
Maryland State Police say they got calls from drivers about a black Lincoln Navigator pickup driving erratically on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway near Maryland State Route 212. Troopers began following the vehicle southbound on the Parkway to inbound Route 50/New York Avenue, at which point D.C. police joined the chase..
Police then stopped traffic at the intersection of Florida and New York Avenues NE, not far from Capitol Hill.
“The police cars blocked off the intersection and they just told us to wait,” said Rochelle Smith, whose vehicle was damaged.
According to several motorists, they waited in their cars for more than 10 minutes. Police allegedly did not tell them why they were stopped.
However, several motorists had heard reports of the chase on the radio and knew it was heading their way.
“Then, all of a sudden, police came in a panic and they told us to get out of our cars,” said a driver. Within seconds, the motorists saw the truck heading toward their parked cars.
Police used citizens’ vehicles to stop the driver. When it was over, six vehicles were damaged, all while the owners of the cars watched helplessly from the sidewalk.
At the time, one police officer allegedly told a motorist, “Hope you have good insurance.”
“The truck hit the cars and then panic started,” said motorist Mustafa Khan.
According to a police report, the truck plowed through the first car.
There were no injuries reported and the driver was apprehended.
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