Here are some body camera footage of two DC Police drag races that then crashed – BroBible
I can’t say that I’ve seen cops racing dragsters in their cruisers before, so I might have to attribute this to my article ‘you learn something new every day’. This posted body camera footage shows two Metropolitan Police cops running down a street until one crashes into the other and destroys a fence.
This footage was broadcast on the official YouTube channel of the local Metropolitan Police Department and DC Fox 5 News reports that the two officers were charged with reckless driving, aggravated reckless driving (with over $ 1,000 in property damage) and aggravated reckless driving causing bodily harm or disability.
The actual action in the video starts at around 1:19, so feel free to jump ahead. It culminates with the crash and we see the wrecked cruisers across the street and a destroyed fence.
We can’t see exactly how fast they were going because it’s body camera footage, but we can see the trees tearing apart at high speed. Reports say they were exceeding the speed limit 2x. There were actually two officers in each car and it was one of the passenger officers who activated his body camera.
Based on this video, this incident is still under internal review. This happened around 5 p.m. on April 22. According to at Fox5, one of the agents who was driving is no longer on duty. Both pilots are expected to appear in court next month.
I can’t help but wonderâ¦ why? You drive around town in one of the most recognizable cars on the planet. Even babies know what police cars and fire engines look like. Why do this out in the open? On a public road? Why not meet your buddies in the middle of nowhere and really turn on the engine?
Jalopnik said this street had a 25mph speed limit and the cops were going somewhere around 60mph. I don’t know this street or what the foot traffic looks like, but considering it’s a 25mph limit, it’s safe to assume it’s a busy area.