DASHCAM: Fla. Officer Run Over by Teen

Parents of teen have filed excessive force charges because officer fired his gun

By Calibre Press  |   Jul 15, 2015

Orlando police have arrested a 17-year-old involved in the hit-and-run earlier this week that sent an officer to the hospital.

New dashcam video released Tuesday by Orlando police showed the moment when Officer William Anderson was run over by a suspect’s car as it drove away from a traffic stop early Monday.

The officer did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

The video from Anderson’s patrol car shows there may be more than two suspects involved.

The suspect’s car was found about 9 miles away from the scene of the traffic stop hours later. It was fully engulfed in flames.

Valerie orlando-officer-hit-and-run-car-fireDuboise snapped photos of the car burning in the wooded area across from her house on Lake Pearl Drive in the Gotha community.

“I think they are familiar with the area,” Duboise said. “That’s what I’m scared of. I’m worried about that.”

Police still haven’t released any other information about why the vehicle was stopped by the officer who had his gun drawn and ready. Anderson was working a security detail at a nearby McDonald’s the night of the incident.

Two parents of the suspects have filed excessive force complaints on behalf of their sons in the case because Anderson fired shots. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting.

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