VIDEO: Sacramento Police officer runs over teen with vehicle, injuring him

The Sacramento Police Department has released dash cam footage of an officer running over a 16-year-old teen with a vehicle on July 22, injuring him.

Footage can be viewed here: [TW: Police car striking a person]

The video begins with the cop car driving through a residential neighborhood, presumably in search of a teen that Sac PD officers were pursuing.

As it turns a corner of the 900 block of Eleanor Avenue, the vehicle veers toward a driveway as a pedestrian comes into view.

The officer points the vehicle at the pedestrian, striking him in the hip with the front driver’s side.

As the car hits the boy, the dash cam speedometer reads 27 miles per hour.

In a statement released in late July, Black Lives Matter’s Sacramento branch released a statement saying the boy “was intentionally hit on a neighbor’s lawn by [a] Sac PD vehicle.”

Sac PD released a statement July 24 referring to an ongoing “collision investigation.”

“A responding officer driving a marked police vehicle observed the suspect running toward him on Eleanor Avenue and attempted to assist in detaining the suspect,” the police statement read. “Initial investigation appears to indicate the officer lost control of his vehicle and collided with the suspect.”

“The police are sharing a narrative that is completely a lie,” BLM Sacramento said.

Watch the body cam footage of the officer arresting the teen here: [TW: distressed teen shouting in pain]

Watch the body cam footage of another responding officer, showing neighborhood residents furious with Sac PD:

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information comes.

Note: This story has been updated to reflect the fact that the race of the teenager has not been verified by V:RC.


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Dave Kempa is the founder and editor of VOICES: River City.