Detroit Police have responded to the video where it shows a police car driving through a crowd of protesters.
The Chief of Police said that the officers involved in the incident (understandably) thought they had been shot at.
The back window of the squad car was shattered.
DETROIT — Police believed they were possibly being shot at when they accelerated amid a crowd of demonstrators Sunday night, Chief James Craig said Monday.
Video from a Detroit Free Press reporter showed police driving forward with some individuals on their hood amid protests against police brutality Sunday night. The clash happened 9:30 p.m. on Vernor Highway west of Waterman Street.
What wasn’t immediately obvious from the Detroit Free Press video is what police say happened — that demonstrators were trying to get inside the police vehicle seen on camera and that a back window was broken out, prompting police inside to think they were being fired upon.
Craig, at a 1 p.m. press conference, also said reports came over the police radio that some people on scene might have hammers. He said he did not know the origin of the information.
In addition, he read a text he said came from a protester, who he did not identify, stating there were some people plotting to provoke police that night.
Here are photos of the damage done to the police car:
Damage on the vehicles, per police. pic.twitter.com/gnXJCQPAqX
— Darcie Moran (@darciegmoran) June 29, 2020
A “BLM protest” consisting of mostly white people, attacked a Detroit City police car, swarming it, pounding on the car, screaming, yelling, and acting as unruly violent mobs do.
The cop driving the car was not interested in hanging around. Maybe he didn’t want a Molotov Cocktail tossed into his car. Or maybe he didn’t want to get his windshield kicked in and dragged out of his car and beat, or worse, killed?
So he took off.
And being a big dumb mob, they didn’t move out of the way. Instead, the mob doubled down and tried to stop the car, which only made the cop try harder to get outta there.
He sped up and flew away — but he still had a couple of white dudes on the hood of the car.
The video was shared by one of the rioters who were there – of course, these communists who are causing all the trouble think they’re the “actual victims.”
Don’t you love how these communists are offended when people try and get away from the violent mob?
They feel as if everyone should sit there and take all of the abuse, fear, and hate they dish out.
You can watch the video below:
Detroit Police Department drove into 10-12 protesters including myself. Multiple people are going to the hospital. #NoJusticeNoPeace #detroitpolice #GeorgeFloyd #BreonnaTayor #PoliceBrutality pic.twitter.com/etj3a6ejzN
— Activist Ethan Ketner (@DJEazyTwist) June 29, 2020
The police can’t win. If the cop stayed something terrible could’ve happened, the crowd could have engaged him and if he tried to protect himself, he could be facing the death penalty like the cop in Georgia. And if he leaves, he’s accused of “brutality” when a mob doesn’t move out of the way and try and stop a moving car.
Honestly, who would want to be a police officer nowadays? A thankless job, where you’re treated like garbage over a phony narrative.
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