A Tacoma police cruiser ran over a person Saturday night after responding to a reported street racing incident in the South 900 Block of Pacific Avenue.
Tacoma police spokeswoman, Officer Wendy Haddow, said the agency started receiving calls at 6:19 p.m. that a car was driving erratically and there were reports of street racing in the area.
The patrol car, surrounded by groups of shouting people, revs its engine and suddenly surges forward, striking the group and running over at least one individual before driving on.
The police officer was responding to calls of illegal street racing with obligatory doughnut burnouts in intersections. The incident was captured on multiple cell phone cameras. You can see the SUV in the street with 20-30 people surrounding it. At one point the officer evidently becomes concerned with his own safety and hits the gas, plowing through about a dozen or so people to escape. One person is all the way under the car and you can clearly see the back tires run over him.
WARNING! POTENTIALLY DISTURBING VIDEOS!
WARNING! POTENTIALLY DISTURBING!
JUST IN: Tacoma, WA — A group of vehicles illegally shut down an intersection to do burnouts, attracting a large crowd. As Police descended on the scene, the burnouts created a smokescreen blinding incoming officers. pic.twitter.com/d585HuJDXU
— Tony (@Mrtdogg) January 24, 2021
Another view of one of the mob members being ran over in Tacoma, WA at 9th Avenue & Pacific.pic.twitter.com/UR2s1XD1Za
— President Alexander Higgins (@kr3at) January 24, 2021
One streamer is exclaiming that people were getting into the cop car:
Before the world and Twitter outrages on Tacoma Police. Here’s another video from it.
At the 13 second mark, you can clearly hear somebody repeatedly saying “they’re in the cop car, they’re in the cop car”
TF you expect the cops to do?pic.twitter.com/SfQn7odV73
— Mattanomous🕎 (@MattWhoTweets) January 24, 2021
Another angle of the accident:
Tonight Tacoma Police squad car, ran over a group of car spectators,downtown Tacoma on Pacific ave around 6:30 p.m.
Here’s a video from my personal snapchat. pic.twitter.com/jle0fkzrJM
— Libertad Sam (@libertadsam03) January 24, 2021
While the police officer did this to save his own life this is officially considered a use of deadly force, the Pierce County Investigation Team is taking lead on the incident.
The Puyallup Police Department is the one doing the investigation. Captain Dan Pashon provided updates late into the evening on the investigation.
As always this encouraged Antifa to mobilize and raise their flag on the streets as Andy Ngo reported:
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 24, 2021
Will Antifa try and create more chaos on the street ins the coming days?
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