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Video: Street takeover crowd surrounds Va. officer’s cruiser, causing damage

One officer was injured after being hit by a car speeding away from the scene

By Joanna Putman

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office has released dash camera footage showing a street takeover that led to cruisers being damaged and an officer being injured, NBC Washington reported.

Video shows numerous suspects beating on a cruiser as an officer inside radioed for backup. People in the crowd attempted to open the doors of the cruiser and remove its license plate, according to the report.

“They’ve all got masks on. They’re beating on my cruiser,” the officer can be heard saying.

Additional officers arrived at the scene for backup. As one officer exited his cruiser, he was hit by a vehicle that was speeding away from the scene, according to the report.

“So, what does that mean for residential and business communities?” Chief Kevin Davis said. “It means you didn’t have any cops protecting your neighborhoods, your communities, your businesses because these criminals diverted all of our attention to handle an attack on one of our police officers.”

Four people have been charged in the incident so far, according to the report.