Commonwealth’s Attorney investigating officer who hit protesters with SUV

Commonwealth’s Attorney investigating officer who hit protesters with SUV

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Commonwealth’s Attorney Colette McEachin launched an investigation into Saturday’s clash between an officer driving a cruiser and protesters.

Video obtained by NBC12 shows the cruiser jumping the curb to get around the crowd near the Robert E. Lee monument around 9:30 p.m.

In doing so, the police officer seemingly hits a few of them who were blocking the vehicle’s path.

In a social media post, McEachin asked for any and all video the public may have and encouraged first-hand witnesses to reach out.

The Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office is currently investigating a June 13, 2020, incident involving a police...

Posted by Commonwealth's Attorney Colette McEachin on Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Following the incident, the Richmond Police Department said the officer in the SUV was attacked, and the vehicle was damaged.

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