At least one person was injured in Washington after a Tacoma police officer drove his vehicle into a crowd on Saturday night.
In a statement, the Tacoma Police Department said several officers responded to an incident involving approximately 100 people and multiple vehicles blocking an intersection.
“During the operation, a responding Tacoma police vehicle was surrounded by the crowd. People hit the body of the police vehicle and its windows as the officer was stopped in the street,” the department said. “The officer, fearing for his safety, tried to back up, but was unable to do so because of the crowd.”
According to the statement, the officer had his lights and sirens activated and drove forward in an attempt to “extricate himself from an unsafe position.”
The officer struck several people with the vehicle and one person was transported to a local hospital. The condition of the person was not immediately known.
Tacoma police spokeswoman Wendy Haddow said the officer was afraid the crowd would break his glass and stopped a short distance away from the scene where he immediately called for medical aid.
City Manager Elizabeth Pauli said the officer will be placed on paid leave as the Pierce County Force Investigation Team will conduct an independent investigation of the incident.
“I am concerned that our department is experiencing another use of deadly force incident,” Interim Police Chief Mike Ake said. “I send my thoughts to anyone who was injured in tonight’s event and am committed to our Department’s full cooperation in the independent investigation and to assess the actions of the department’s response during the incident.”
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“I am concerned that our department is experiencing another use of deadly force incident,” Interim Police Chief Mike Ake said. I send my thoughts to anyone who was injured in tonight’s event”. Yep, Police Chief Mike Ake, send your thoughts to antifa, who tried to injure the officer, who was in his vehicle. What a joke you are as an antifa sympathizer, Police Chief Mike Ake. Protect criminal communists, you fool!
I wonder why the ‘government bureaucrats’ ALWAYS WORRY about the criminal element AND TELL THE LAW ABIDING TO SHUT UP AND TAKE IT!?
Personally, they wanted to find out what life as a speed bump would be like.
The problem seems to be there wasn’t enough vehicles or TRUCKS to get a real feel for the position!
” “I send my thoughts to anyone who was injured in tonight’s event and am committed to our Department’s full cooperation in the independent investigation and to assess the actions of the department’s response during the incident.””
I send my thoughts also. “You are idiots!”
MAYBE IF OFFICERS had been allowed to USE deadly force, at the start of all these riots, back in March, when they literally were being targeted by molotov cocktails, fireworks, bricks etc.. WE WOULDN’T BE IN THIS MESS now.
Really. Tell the people as long as demonstration lead to any type of violence these incidences will continue. Police cannot be held responsible all the time for the actions of others.
Amazing how when those secular socialist God haters come face to face with meeting him, surprising ly all cry his name for help. Must be part of the God designed DNA. Dead giveaway you are in the wrong party.
What is the police suppose to do, get shot? These people who were there banging on the police car put their lives at risk and the risk of the officers. I hope no one dies and the guy that got ran over isn’t paralyzed. But I feel this needs to happen a lot more to get people to realize that they CAN NOT continue with their rioting and blocking traffic. The police officer did the right thing and got himself and anyone with him out of danger.
I knew when dad told me to “go play in traffic”, he was joking (he never really said that).
Here are people who are told to go protest in traffic and they do it! Darwin Award nominees? You be the judge…
Yup. STAND THERE and take it, do not ever respond… IMO that is literally, what these leftists hacks want.
Surround a police car, bang on it in a threatening manner, expect to get run over. I have zero sympathy for the so called “protesters” otherwise known as violent rioters. The rioters seem to demand accountability from government, let them be accountable for their actions as well.
IMO that should be the response, if you surround ANY VEHICLE, not just a police car.. Surround it and bash on it, GET RUN OVER!
Well when humans start acting like dumb armadillos they have to expect to end up like legitimate road kill. In Texas, Armadillos have been known rip up your crops like ANTIFA’s rip up our streets and they also can carry leprosy. God knows what social disease the Democrat inspired Demonstrators carry that rots their brains like Leprosy rots the flesh.
Police officers today need to know that their local government officials and their police brass have their backs covered. Have their backs covered with a target that is, to stick the knife in, when things get hot! I wouldn’t be a police officer again in today’s political climate for anything.
I’m just happy the Officer wasn’t given a “STAND DOWN” order.
Which brings up a quandary.
Do I still have the ‘back the blue’ when they stand aside while CONSERVATIVE RALLY attendees are attacked by maggots with weapons?
Which makes you wonder, WHY MORE cities have not seen mass resignations!
“I send my thoughts to anyone who was injured in tonight’s event …”
I’ll send a thought as well: Stay out of the street and do NOT attack law enforcement officers.
My prayers are for the officer, his family and that those in charge might have their eyes open to Truth.
Those idiots got EXACTLY what they deserved! I am afraid, however, that the cop will be held to account for the misdeeds of the crowd. Democrats have been given too much power and they cannot control it! Remember to old saying about power and absolute power. People in the streets have lost their minds … they now think they can protest wherever they want and do whatever they want to whomever they want! It’s time to show them how wrong they are!
To me, they didn’t get ENOUGH of what they deserved!
The cop should be given a medal for cleaning the street of lousy low life scumbags.
and I’m more concerned abut the paint on the Patrol Care being scratched by broken bones sticking out.
YOO HAA HAH!!! What do the chicken hawk commanders want next? Police cars equipped with a roll on the back gear to better accommodate the mob attack?