Monday, June 2, 2014

Rochester, NY Police Officer Drives Reckless, Flips Cruiser... Neighbor: "All we saw was the police car come flying around the corner and then it flipped."

Rochester, NY Police cruiser W-78 flipped over
in front of house on Delano St.
By Davy V.

Here's a disturbing incident that the Rochester, NY Police department wanted to keep on the down low.

A Rochester, NY Police officer, driving reckless at high speeds down a residential street, in a neighborhood where children are always playing outside, lost control, and flipped his cruiser.

The incident happened around 4:00 p.m. Sunday, on Delano St., near Colvin St. on Rochester's west side.

Neighbors say Rochester Police were chasing a black vehicle, when one RPD cruiser made a sharp U-turn.

That's when the Rochester Police officer who was driving cruiser W-78 reckless, swerved in order not to hit the cruiser who was turning, lost control, then flipped.

Rochester, NY Police officers having a good laugh.
"All we saw was the police car come flying around the corner and then it flipped," said a neighbor, who out of fear of retaliation by Rochester Police, asked me not to publish their name.

"My family was having a barbecue outside, the officer could have hit the house."

Can you imagine if for example, an innocent child just happens to riding their bike, when the Rochester Police cruiser comes flying and flips?

It reminds me of young Trayvonne Pritchett.

The 14-year old was struck and killed by rookie, probationary Rochester, NY Poloce officer Scott Calkins, while riding his bike on North Clinton Ave. in October of 2010.

Rochester Police officer Scott Calkins was also driving recklessly, traveling at unsafe speeds, responding to call.

Officer Scott Calkins, who was very inexperienced, was being supervised by RPD Field Training Officer Josh Lewis, who was in the passenger seat.

As for Sunday's incident where the Rochester Police officer flipped his cruiser, perhaps the neighbor says it best.

Rochester, NY Taxpayer Dollars at Work!

RPD Police officers share a laugh
after one of their own speeds down neighborhood,
loses control, and flips cruiser.

"It's not safe at all,  they shouldn't be driving like that down our streets."

"Is it really worth it?"

I don't know what disturbs me more.

Rochester, NY Police officers putting innocent lives, including young children's at risk, by driving recklessly, or as you can see in the photo to the right, laughing about the whole thing, like it's a big joke, after one of their own flips a cruiser.

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