NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The officer driving a moving patrol car in Brooklyn that hit and seriously injured another officer has been suspended; his badge and gun were also taken, police sources tell CBS2.
The injured officer remains hospitalized and disciplinary action is pending, sources say.
As CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported Monday night, it all happened a block from the 70th Precinct stationhouse in Kensington Monday at the intersection of Parkville Avenue and Seton Place around 8 a.m.
Investigators want to know about some initial confusion over just what happened. The incident was originally reported as an officer falling out of a vehicle that was not in motion, CBS2 reported, however video of the incident shows a much different story.
The officer is seen tumbling to the ground when the police car stops. An officer walking nearby seems stunned when he realizes what happened.
CBS2 is told it was all some kind of horseplay that got out of hand. People who saw the video all reacted with disbelief.
“It’s shocking – I mean, I’ve never seen anything like that before,” one woman who saw the video said.
“You’d think police officers would know better than to do that,” another said.
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