'I'm F---ing Hitting People With the Car': Boston Police Officer Filmed on Bodycam Discussing Running Over Protesters
A Boston police officer was filmed on bodycam discussing running over protesters on June 1, during demonstrations against the police killing of George Floyd.
Bodycam footage provided to Storyful on December 19, by Carl Williams, reportedly an attorney representing arrested demonstrators shows an officer during the early hours of June 1.
“Dude, dude, dude, I f—-ing drove down Tremont—there was an unmarked state police cruiser they were all gathered around,” the officer says. “So then I had a f——- keep coming, f—-ing running,” he continues. “I’m f—-ing hitting people with the car, did you hear me, I was like, ‘get the f—- -’”.
The officer wearing the body camera walks away from the man before returning and saying “it’s on”.
The other officer seen in the footage continues: “Oh, no no no no no, what I’m saying is, though, that they were in front, like, I didn’t hit anybody, like, just driving, that’s all…my windows were closed, the s—- was coming in.”
According to The Appeal, Williams collected over sixty hours of bodycam footage, including footage of officers deploying tear gas and violently clashing with protesters. Credit: Boston Police Department via Storyful