New released films from cameras show part of a crash in April that involved two police cars in Washington DC after they were allegedly drag racing.
The release of the footage this week comes in the middle of an office for the Attorney General, which could result in charges against the officers involved in the race down a residential street.
At least one officer has been fired because of the incident.
“Obviously these kinds of things are unacceptable, they’re embarrassing,” Police Chief Robert Metropole told police at a Monday news conference, a video from Fox 5 DC showed.
“It’s not something we tolerate,”
There were four officers involved in the crash, two in each vehicle, and the one who was terminated was a probationary employee, according to a statement from the department that accompanied the video.
The two cars were stopped on Anacostia Avenue near Kenilworth Park around noon. 17:15, before they quickly jumped away and hit speeds that Fox 5 DC reported had hit at least 60 km / h.
The speed limit in the area is 25 km / h, the report states.
All four officers suffered minor injuries, the department said.
The body camera footage was taken from the perspective of a passenger in one of the vehicles. There is no sound as the car zooms away, with the other vehicle not visible in the video until just before the collision, activating both the driver side and the passenger side.
The police department said in its statement accompanying the video that the officer activated their camera at the time of the collision. It is at that point that the sound kicks in on the footage as the passenger steps out of the vehicle, dumbfounded.
“Oh s – t,” he is heard saying.
Someone asks if he’s okay, to which he replies “Yes, I’m good.”
He drops the F-word before turning to see the damaged vehicles behind him at the end of the filming, which lasts less than four minutes in total.