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SC Deputy Placed on Leave After Fatal Collision with Speeding Motorcyclist

The Berkeley County (SC) Sheriff's Office has released video of a high-speed pursuit that ended with the death of the pursued motorcyclist. The Wednesday night pursuit lasted more than five minutes and the involved deputy has been placed on leave.

April 24, 2017

Comments (7)

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BK @ 4/25/2017 8:49 AM

Wow, ramming a motorcycle at 64 mph for a traffic violation. That is a good one.

The BK Man @ 4/25/2017 8:50 AM

Wow, ramming a motorcycle at 64 mph... that is a good one.

Lon @ 4/25/2017 2:00 PM

well, he was illegally passing on the right too....

Mike Check @ 4/28/2017 4:23 PM

So, why was the idiot running?

RPG @ 4/29/2017 8:46 AM

Adrenaline is a poor additive for good decisions.

Anthony @ 4/29/2017 10:05 AM

Speeding, running red lights, passing on the right, obviously no regard for the lives of others and the officer. What was he running from? Probably a suspended or expired operator's license, unpaid parking tickets, failure to appear in court, an outstanding arrest warrant......all no reasons to have yourself killed. The Deputy did nothing wrong.

Kirk @ 4/29/2017 12:10 PM

I'm sorry but this officer needs to go back to training at the very least. Not only that but the department needs to review their pursuit policy because unless the suspect is a murder suspect or has some other high felony want, pursuing at 105 mph thru city streets is absolutely ridiculous. When watching the video I was shocked at the speed and the following so close but when he tapped his rear end at 100 mph? All I can say is where are the standards in that department?, I half expect the officer might have started shooting out his window had the high speed tap not worked. Look before all my blue bros start with the its his fault he was running and such, yes it is but don't we have a responsiblility to do the job in a way that is professional and doesn't put the public at extreme risk? Not to mention the other pursuing officers, no, they should have backed off and tried to pick him up another day.

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