cop run stop sign, get hit, arrest other driver

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Fullauto223cal's picture

Damn video footage catching this sort of shit is nice.

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DETROIT (FOX 2) - A police officer in an unmarked SUV ran a stop sign before getting struck by a car on Wednesday.

The crash happened at the corner of Livernois and Cadet Street in southwest Detroit. Video surveillance from a neighbor's house shows a Michigan State Police officer in a silver SUV ignoring a stop sign and driving through the intersection.

That's when Carlos Martinez, driving a red car, collided with the side of the SUV, knocking it off the road.

"All he kept saying was 'you hit a cop, you hit a cop, you hit a cop,' and at no moment say 'how are you, are you okay,'" said Maria Martinez, Carlos's mother. "No, they just handcuffed him like a criminal."

After the two cars collided, the video shows an officer exit the SUV and order Martinez onto the ground. Then they handcuffed him.

"He told him call my parents, call my mother," Martinez said of her son. "The police officer say 'you're 27 years old, you're old enough, you don't need no parents and plus you don't have no rights right now."

Maria said her son is a U.S. citizen.

"He has no criminal history. He's not a criminal, he's never been in gangs," she said. "You don't treat people like that. We're human beings."

Both drivers, as well as a passenger in the officer's SUV, had minor injuries. Carlos has scratches and bruises. The police officer driving was treated for a broken rib and collar bone. His passenger was transported, evaluated and released for minor injuries.

FOX 2 reached out to the Michigan State Police, but MSP said they would not comment on the incident, stating the entire crash is under investigation.

"The grey car was in the wrong. They didn't stop," said one witness. "Unfortunately, it was the police but they were in the wrong."

Maria is still trying to get information from the police. She said MSP has Carlos's license and his phone.

"When I asked the cop to give me his supervisor's number, so I could call and get my son's items back, he didn't want to give me no information."

MSP said Thursday morning the driver had been released to a local hospital and has not been charged.

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daftcunt's picture

NICE! This is why I have a "front and rear" dash cam.

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Dude's picture

You don't acctualy need the rear one, if someone plows in your back they are at fault in any situation.

But it could yield some awesome footage one day.

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daftcunt's picture

"....if someone plows in your back they are at fault in any situation." This is not always the case, unreasonable maneuvers that cause a rear impact may be the fault of rearendee rather the rearender.

The main reason I have the rear camera is that I use it as a rear view mirror due to the limmited sight lines in my Tourneo Connect.

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Dude's picture

In Belgium it is, you must hold enough space between you and the car infront of you, if they had to break for whatever reason, you must be able to stop, this however not applies if someone drives backwards in to you

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daftcunt's picture

Here in Spain it is the same, in Germany, however, it is not.

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pharb's picture

So in Belgium if you're driving in a multi-lane road and someone makes an unreasonable maneuver such as changing lanes directly in front of you and slamming on the breaks, you're at fault for rear ending them?

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Dude's picture

the person doing the unreasonable maneuver can also loose its licence over doing something like that, but yes you should be able to stop even if there is a crash infront of you, and not slam into the back you need to keep distance, and there are also rules when driving on a multi lane road, you should always drive on the right only to overtake you should use the other lanes 

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stokkebye's picture

Thats smart, Im looking to buy them myself. Im getting the parking mode one, that records when motion is detected while you're in park. 3 days after I bought my new car someone sideswiped my passenger door with their bumper in the parking lot. What kind do you have?

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daftcunt's picture

Mine is similar to this one. I have a van so the rearview mirror function is brilliant for me.

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Dagambit's picture

I drive a thousand miles a week in Austin, TX traffic. So, I use a GoPro for the dash, just in case. There are like 3-5 wrecks a week on this highway 35, and I am low balling that number. 

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