Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Did JPD hit a motorcycle rider?

Update: Video posted at the bottom was uploaded after WLBT covered this and Lee Vance said it was difficult to identify anyone or no one "reported" anything. Guess that explains the ambulance that appeared.

Video is floating around on Youtube of JPD hitting a motorcycle:

What did JPD say? JPD told WLBT:
"Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance said the video was too dark and grainy making it difficult to identify if is was a JPD cruiser or any law-enforcement vehicle. According to Vance, no one has reported anyone being injured or of a police cruiser involved in an accident."
WLBT Story

Seems like a JPD cruiser to me, but I'm blind.


Boarzombie said...

Maybe the motorcycle driver was drunk and after JPD hit him they got together and did one of those "You don't tell on me and I won't tell on you" type of things.

Where was that taken? It looks kinda familiar. Any ideas?

Anonymous said...

That cruiser hit that post pretty hard. There is no way the damage to the front end of the cruiser would not be detectable. Any wrecked cruisers running around Jackson?

Boarzombie said...

If they got it fixed there'll be a work order (public record request?).

Anonymous said...

The first video shows what appears to be an bridge/overpass (Interstate - ?) in the background, you can see car headlights going over it, and there were at least two vehicles that drove by the incident.

If the officer had a friend that did body work, it wouldn't be too difficult to have someone fix it in a hurry in their garage and just never report the issue.

My 2 cents worth on the video.

Anonymous said...

That West street just north of the Hwy 80 overpass, just down the road from the strippys. It is the parking lot of the old Lamar advertising building. What do I win?

Anonymous said...

The second video seems to show second law enforcement vehicle (a deputy sheriff's car?) at the 1:20 mark.

Anonymous said...

In the second video I couldn't tell if it was HCSO or MHP? The door badge was more in the shape of MHP's in my opinion, not so much like a star (sheriff).

Anonymous said...

Boarzombie, thats just how it is supposed to work. Check out the MDOT records from the wreck of MDOT ED Butch Brown several months ago. They don't exist. Guess that means that wreck didn't happen. Ask some of those that saw it and see if they think it didn't.

Should be a work order, but those in power can make work orders be written in invisible ink.

Anonymous said...

Hinds County has a decal shaped like the county not a star.

Lee Vance is a pure idiot just like all the other officicals of the city of jackson.

Anonymous said...

Is there some more info on this? An up-date of some sort? Anything new come to light? If not, why rehash a story that's over a month old?

Micah Gober said...

You can clearly see its a Jackson Police car. All other metro agencies have the word "police" in big bold letters. Jackson is the only police department that I know of has police badge on the doors. I'm sure with the size of Jackson is probably hard for the fleet mechanics to figure out who wreck what and when as many cars they have to repair on a daily basis.

There is the important question. Where is this film footage taken? What time and date did the accident occur? Most police departments have the GPS technology to show where a police car is at all times. It also might show if the car was idling. I know the bus company I work for has this technology.

I did see in a video another police car. I couldn't tell, if that was the JPD traffic car, or Hinds County Sheriff or Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Most officers are going to protect one of their own. Thats how the police culture works. You don't rat out another officer.

Rebekah said...

Interesting...and there really is no excuse for reckless driving from a police officer UNLESS it was Weeble Wobble Office Carver in Precinct 4...and he has an excuse- his feet dangle when he sits on the potty. Perhaps the phone book he sits on moved and he couldn't see over the dashboard. He could have also been concentrating more on following the yellow brick road to get to the wizard...
Either way, it isn't his fault he is one inch away from qualifying for the mullet tossing.
SO if you see him out and he tells you to get on your knees...he isn't being sexual...he really needs you to bend down so he can reach to handcuff you.
Hey, when short people stand to do the wave, is it considered a ripple?
But I digress...

Anonymous said...

WLBT did a story:

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute. We have a video that somebody provided, should have a date to work from and should have a location, I mean, did the video walk itself to WLBT? There may be a question as to who the police car belongs to, but there should not be a question as to who the ambulance belongs to. The EMS records should indicate who the officers were at the scene. They should indicate who summoned them. They should indicate who the victim is. Even if they didn't transport, there should be a record. There is no reason to deny all of this if it is above board. But this is JPD were are talking about.

Anonymous said...

As far as I can tell, all the uniforms moving around are two-tone, with lighter shirts. JPD wears solid black (actually "midnight blue" but really black) uniforms. Obviously the ambulance attendants are in 2-tone, and AMR supervisors, HCSO, Park Rangers, FD, MDOT and Tax Commission enforcement and MHP all wear 2-tone uniforms and drive vehicles with reflective markings and light bars. No way to tell in the video if the lights are blue, red, orange or green, all of which could have reflective markings. Without more information, I think we're jumping to conclusions. If it IS JPD, there are too many witnesses for it to stay covered up for much longer.

I'm betting it's someone out of their jurisdiction and furiously backstroking.

Anonymous said...

Looks to me like the incident occurred here:


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