DC Officers Crash Police Vehicles After Possible Rush “If we had officers who were participating in this dangerous behaviour, it’d be in my view a dereliction of their duty, and they need to be held accountable,” she said at an unrelated news conference.
“Preliminarily, it appears the members might have been hurrying the vehicles, leading to an collision,” MPD said. The officers crashed in the 1400 block of Anacostia Road NE, the division said in a statement. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser stated it would be “unacceptable” if officers were racing and placing the public, government and themselves property at risk. It was not immediately clear what time the crash occurred, how poorly the vehicles were ruined or what kind of punishment the officers could face.
The officers, whose names were not released, were put on “non-contact” status pending an investigation. D.C. police officers that”may have been racing” police vehicles were involved in a crash and hurt on Thursday, the Metropolitan Police Department said Sunday night. “If we had officers who were participating in this dangerous behaviour, it’d be in my view a dereliction of the duty, and they have to be held accountable,” the mayor stated