哥伦比亚特区警方发布Karon Hylton致命脚踏车坠毁的身体录像

哥伦比亚特区警方发布Karon Hylton致命脚踏车坠毁的身体录像

华盛顿特区. police have released bodycam footage from the 长官 who were following a 20-year-old Black man in the moments before his fatal moped crash last week.

The death of Karon Hylton sparked protests in the capital city this week, with some turning violent as protesters confronted police. Hylton’s family has blamed the police for his death.

PROTESTERS CLASH WITH DC POLICE FOR SECOND NIGHT OVER FATAL MOPED CRASH

Patrol officers spotted Hylton riding a Revel electric moped on a sidewalk in the 500 block of Kennedy Street NW without a helmet around 10:10 下午. 在周五, 警察说. Officers then activated their emergency lights and attempted to make a traffic stop, 官员说.

The bodycam footage shows the perspective of two officers in the patrol vehicle as they follow Hylton, who continued to drive the moped away from the police. The video shows the moment Hylton drove out of an alley and crashed into the side of another vehicle.

Officers performed first aid until paramedics arrived and rushed Hylton to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. 直流. police classified Hylton’s death as a traffic fatality.

An officer is also seen on the bodycam footage checking on the passengers of the van that the moped struck, asking “Is everybody OK?”

This image from an officer-worn body camera shows the moment Hylton's moped strikes the side of a vehicle.

This image from an officer-worn body camera shows the moment Hylton’s moped strikes the side of a vehicle. (DC Metropolitan Police)

抗议 erupted Wednesday for the second straight night over Hylton’s death. Protesters chanted “Justice for Karon” as they made their way from the scene of the crash to a precinct, 狐狸 5 直流电 已报告.

While reports indicated that some protests were peaceful, violent clashes with police eventually broke out. A protester threw a firework at officers that reportedly caused several to suffer minor injuries Wednesday night.

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Protests on Tuesday night resulted in at least four officers suffering non-life-threatening injuries and the arrest of one person.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police Department confirmed to Fox News that windows of the station were broken and that rocks and bricks were thrown at officers.

福克斯新闻’ Eddie DeMarche and Lucas Manfredi contributed to this report.

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