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Pittsburgh Cop Jumps Into Vehicle


A 19-year-old man who fled a traffic stop with a Pittsburgh Police officer inside his vehicle faces multiple counts after a judge ordered him to face trial. The officer shot Leon Ford four times, leaving him paralyzed. Read the full story here.

March 11, 2013
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Tags: Patrol Car Video, Pittsburgh Police Bureau, Use-of-Force Policies, Vehicle Stops


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Pam @ 3/11/2013 5:03 PM

Very sad case for all that were involved. I can understand the fear this young man must have felt. But on the other hand, ALWAYS obey the orders of an Officer. I would like to think that they would have realized there was no weapon or drugs and let him go on his way. IF is an awful big little word. If only he hadn't been scared, IF only the police hadn't assumed. I would like to know the Officers reasoning. Truly sad.

Ja Tu @ 3/12/2013 6:36 AM

The reason why he ran is irrelevant, he did and he must face the consequences of his actions....NEWS FLASH: when the police pull you over you do what they say whether you feel wronged or not...let the lawyers sort it out later.

Capt.Crunch @ 3/12/2013 9:09 AM

Pam, how can you say he was scared. He took a police officer with him trying to get away against the police officer's will. I would like the media to show the public that Punk's criminal record.

Concerned @ 3/27/2013 5:14 PM

Capt.Crunch, He doesnt have a criminal record...Speak on what YOU KNOW... If u WATCHED the video the police jumped in the car and put HIMSELF in harms way

anonymous @ 4/16/2013 9:46 AM

for the inconsiderate people who say he's wrong, your wrong he had no drugs, no guns, he didn't have to get out of the car, he had a license all they had to do was run his license and give him a ticket. But no america is still stuck on racial profiling that they were messing with him instead. If it was a white guy they would've done the right thing gave him his ticket and went on there way. But no they were intentionally messing with him so he can slip up and put him in handcuffs. Instead they paralyze a friend of mine for the rest of his life. You cops just think ya'll have the right to do anything just because you have a badge. Wake up cops you can't it's not our fault that ya'll dont get paid enough to do what you do. that does not mean take it out on innocent people. Sometimes i wish America will end all this racism that goes on and realize that no one is better than another race, just because the color of your skin. We are all equal and we are all one!!!!!!!

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