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-- escorted back in session on the docket today a multi million dollar lawsuit after a deadly police chase in New York.
Well police situation and -- -- watch that's the officers in this cruiser.
We're going after a guy last summer when the cruiser slams into the guy on the street corner all right -- that's.
Now the guys OK watch what he does -- it's a guy's wearing a white shirt.
Look seat Aries run he runs any polls he jumps -- the back of his friends dirt bike it's a motorcycle you can see a guy I mean look this is the second -- By the police cruiser that rams -- these guys now and in this X the driver was killed.
The guy was wearing the white shirt broke his leg.
And that guy in the white -- was eventually it -- are rested.
And is now filing suit against the police department saying they were the ones who were in the wrong here the cops say.
It was an accident.
-- now jobs -- -- former prosecutor now defense attorney and Julia morrow also former prosecutor now defense attorney.
Let me just start with you on this John I -- I can understand.
If hadn't just hit the guy in -- how do you.
How do you hit him 12 and then hit it again moments later.
Oh didn't I didn't know I didn't see it.
Yet this is as much of an accident -- that he -- -- has been on and started you know flailing about the guys had.
He -- about a slowdown mega hit about two people no helmets.
On -- dirt bike.
That police activity was completely un necessary you know they could have done something else to try to stop them and let's be real.
These -- -- running over a pack -- puppies are not in their being -- -- they're violating the vehicle and traffic code.
Nobody deserved to die -- get seriously injured here the police are in.
The wrong look at this -- and look at this that that these guys say a lot Mac and I they were ran down that they were -- down but his police cruiser in the middle history for doing.
Basically they got the death penalty for -- -- pox.
A very well -- first of all I totally disagree with that assessment about video OK we don't have audio where's the screeching tires.
Not motorcycle slow down and that other -- like an -- jumped on the back a bit.
And the cop was already in mid motion up for all we know he was this -- on the brakes trying to stop we don't have that from that video we don't know why he was chasing them.
And furthermore you know -- live by the sword die by the sword.
These two guys were acting like -- tags they were bobbing and weaving through traffic driving the you wind drying up on the sidewalk.
Just imagine the loss says it live -- -- -- -- -- -- his -- hurt we don't drop out of the death penalty -- what's okay now it is still people who are riding dirt bikes and the strain of robs.
Didn't even need to hit the.
Meg -- -- when you're driving like that when you're playing a dangerous game like that where you have no helmet on.
You're bobbing and weaving through traffic driving a walk wrong way down lanes you know -- cops in pursuit of you.
What do you think's gonna happen to you know why didn't they -- -- -- big bear responsibility here there's not going to be a million dollar payday but it.
-- there is state police policy in New York not.
To ram vehicles when you -- in the middle of a police chase that not policy here is you don't do that John and that's a pretty good -- why do we have it because people didn't die when they're committing any offenses which this was -- I don't get it for the life of me I can't understand why the police officers aren't going to be charged as negative.
We might not be able to hear the screeching of brakes but just looking at the video I don't see smoke coming from the back -- -- car like they were trying to well and so.
You know the stop that that -- hit technique that sometimes they use.
Did you do it on head on a motorcycle I mean you certain death is likely to result I wanna show you that video will decide whether the cops -- up.
Right after the break we'll talk about whether they should face charges themselves.
All right so let's look at it again we were looking -- it -- -- here during the break to see whether this cop car speeds up or slows down -- makes an attempt to stop.
He's it's right after the kids running away -- he's got hit he's running away from the cops the cops following.
-- I I think it's going to know on the mag -- see back -- this is what I say.
I think the cot not realizing that he's flying that the motorcycles -- slow down to pick up.
This idiot he's jumping on the back and by the time the cop realizes that the motorcycle.
Dick decrease in speed.
He's moving too fast he tries to stop and boom he had -- I mean he wasn't I don't think it wasn't until awarded him the first time.
Because yet -- I can do we even know why these people were running from the police that we know that now but you're not allowed Indiana Jersey Atlanta now and that in heaven that is an offense.
-- literally settle out while the traffic offense but that from -- and for all we know and of course has all come -- -- court.
They could be fleeing violent felons we don't know that and -- a cop allowed to use deadly force which they are under certain circumstances.
Trying to run down a man on foot or a man on a motorcycle obviously well constitute the use of deadly force so it's all gonna come down to.
What was the reason for the pursuit and the first all the -- -- -- they charged the survivor.
With resisting arrest and reckless endangerment -- charged with any other felony or anything else -- -- this and there's been a problem with guys on dirt bikes in the -- they don't like it it's not good for -- it's not safe.
No question these action have been doing that.
But the question is whether.
-- that police officer was administering the death penalty without a judge or jury or whether he genuinely was mistaken and had an accident and whether eat itself to be facing charges.
As he shut these guys weren't committing any felonies they are committing traffic offense is otherwise as you said he would have been charged with.
Isn't what happened even a nuisance it and they -- a nuisance to the cop and this is a cop who got aggravated and didn't step out of the break mega and that's what bothers me the most the -- -- -- On purpose and that's not how you mete out justice that's not -- -- good cop -- is there any chance these cops are gonna face any disciplinary action.
They ought to but already the decision had been made but they're not somebody -- public outcry because they.
-- -- -- that guy at that kind of seriously injured got riding your -- on the street.
We'll try it happens in the civil -- the civil -- -- hopefully to get them out one way or the other panel great debate thank you so much we'll be right back.
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