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Arizona Officer Pulls Over Chief for Traffic Infraction

April 09, 2018  | 

In a traffic encounter captured on a police body camera last week, a Tucson officer pulled over a dark-colored SUV for a red-light infraction only to learn that the driver was his boss, Tucson police Chief Chris Magnus.

Photo: Tucson Police Department
Photo: Tucson Police Department

According to the video, which was released by the department after a records request by the Arizona Daily Star, the officer tells Magnus that he observed the SUV turn left onto North Alvernon Way from East Broadway after the light had turned red.

It was only after he walked up to the SUV that it appears the officer realized that it was Magnus, who was wearing his uniform.

Magnus is friendly with the officer, telling him that he thought the light was yellow when he had entered the intersection.

Repeatedly, he thanked the officer for doing his duty.

Comments (5)

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Poileas @ 4/9/2018 3:35 PM

Why does he look so spooked?

Jon REtired LEO @ 4/9/2018 5:23 PM

Kudos to the Chief for admitting his mistake and not pulling rank on his officer. Sometimes yellow lights can be construed one way or the other but good for the officer and good for the Chief.

Wolf @ 4/9/2018 5:42 PM

No ticket?

Wolf Hunter @ 4/10/2018 6:29 AM

@wolf Do you think that you would do something so stupid as to ticket your boss? It sounds good in theory, but not so smart in actual practice.

Trigger @ 4/11/2018 12:26 PM

Crap happens, I am sure that was not the first warning given by that officer.

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