Video: Mob jumps on cruiser with St. Louis officer inside
The St. Louis Police Department is asking for help identifying the suspects
By Suzie Ziegler
ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Police Department on Monday released video of an intense scene: a raucous crowd surrounding a police cruiser with an officer trapped inside. Multiple people repeatedly jump on the hood, causing the car to shake.
The agency released both bystander video and the footage from the officer’s body camera. The officer was uninjured but there was extensive damage to the cruiser, according to FOX 2.
Police told FOX 2 that they had received more than a dozen calls about a large party in the area. The crowd had grown to about 100 people, police said.
Now, the agency is asking for help identifying the suspects.
Here is a clip from the body worn camera of the officer who was inside the vehicle.— St. Louis, MO Police (@SLMPD) May 24, 2021
Again, anyone w/info can call a 4th Dist. Detective at 314-444-2500 or amy one w/a tip who wants to remain anonymous & is interested in a reward can call @STLRCS at 866-371-TIPS(8477). https://t.co/00lnDFy74p pic.twitter.com/8lhXhCjQE3