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Video: 2 Boston Officers Hospitalized After Being Dragged by SUV

November 09, 2015  | 

VIDEO: 2 Boston Officers Hospitalized After Being Dragged by SUV

Two plainclothes Boston police officers were dragged about 100 yards in Mattapan Sunday evening. 

Police were conducting a traffic stop in front of the Franklin Apartments on Stratton Street for speeding. When the Nissan Murano driver put the car in gear, officers tried to jump in, said police. The driver allegedly floored it, and the officers were hanging out of the car, being dragged along for about 100 yards, MyFoxBoston reports.

The suspect, identified as Bryant Gilbert, 45, of Dorchester, then hit a Toyota 4Runner and because he was going such a high speed, it caused the Toyota to hit a tree, said police. 

The officers are expected to recover from their injuries.


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kevCopAz @ 11/9/2015 4:13 PM

Good that they were not killed. Please take my words as they are meant to be taken. We all make errors in judgement and but for the Grace of God we survive.Once again stating that all the facts are not available but based on this article....really fellow officers when in your career have you ever heard a good result from jumping into or on a vehicle trying to flee from you? Tactics folks, tactics. Bad tactics kill more of us then the bad guys. Learn from others mistakes. bet neither of those officers will repeat the tactics (or lack of) that the used that night.

OK @ 11/10/2015 5:14 AM

I would gather that it was an impulse action. The guy tried to flee, they like most of us acted to prevent it. I agree though, that could have gone much worse. Wonder what was in the car.

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