Shocking video captures NY cop being dragged by driver attempting to flee traffic stop
A disturbing video shows that a New York Police Department cop was dragged on the streets of Bronx by a car when the driver tried to flee a traffic stop. The cop is injured with a fractured ankle and was left writhing on the ground in pain.
On Tuesday, the New York Police Department shared a clip showing that the female cop was standing on the open driver's side door when all of a sudden the driver accelerated and pulled her for a short distance after which she fell on the ground and the driver drove away. The footage also showed that the driver ran the car partially over the cop after which she is heard yelling and crawling on her feet.
The authorities have identified the driver as a 24-year-old boy named Usman Haruna who was driving a black 2017 Range Rover with expired temporary New Jersey plates. The incident occurred around 6 pm on December 6 which the driver was heading eat on East 194th Street at Briggs Avenue in Fordham Manor, according to the police authorities.
As officers came forward to stop the driver, he did not stop and recklessly drove through the steady red light at an unmanageable and unsafe speed swerving in and out through the traffic.
A few miles ahead when the driver was at West 190th Street and Davidson Avenue, Haruna was driving on the sidewalk and suddenly backed up recklessly towards the driver. When two of the present officers ran towards his car- a male officer got hold of the passenger side while a female officer opened the driver's side door and even partially entered the SUV.
At the moment, the video shows, Haruna accelerated and dragged the female cop. He ran the car over her right leg up to her hip. The cop still limped to the SUV and opened the driver's door once again after she stoop up. Haruna flailed his arms over the officers preventing them from cuffing him.
Haruna has been charged with assault, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, aggravated unlicensed operator, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration, as per the cop's report. He has also been registered for violation for allegedly operating an unregistered vehicle.
The female cop was then taken to St Barnabas Hospital and the male officer has bruises on his both knees and was taken to Jacobi Medical Center.
On Tuesday, NYPD tweeted, "When NYPD cops attempted to stop a car with an expired, temporary license plate in the Bronx, the driver sped off dragging an officer- fracturing her ankle. The driver was arrested and the officer is recovering. Our message to criminals is clear: you will be apprehended!"
When NYPD cops attempted to stop a car with an expired, temporary license plate in the Bronx, the driver sped off dragging an officer — fracturing her ankle. The driver was arrested and the officer is recovering. Our message to criminals is clear: you will be apprehended! pic.twitter.com/kcasotLnQL— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 21, 2021