The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is investigating four of its members for allegedly causing a traffic accident while racing their cruisers in Northeast DC on Thursday, April 22.
The officers were reportedly hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after the incident in the Kenilworth neighborhood, which was first reported by FOX 5 DC.
“Yesterday two 6D scout cars were totaled because officers decided instead of fighting crime, patrolling their beats, or engaging the community – they decided to drag race each other on Anacostia Avenue at 5 pm in the evening,” wrote Durriyyah Habeebullah, MPD’s sixth district commander, in an internal email obtained by FOX 5 DC.
Took out a fence too!! pic.twitter.com/1oMJTPlBLM
— Lindsay Watts (@LindsayAWatts) April 25, 2021
“What does this say to all the members of MPD who are passionate about their job and work hard every day to make a difference. This is not fair to any of us,” the email continued.
The four MPD officers involved in the accident have been placed on “non-contact” through the ongoing investigation.