Dashboard camera point of view of driving in Austin passing a school bus, Texas
Austin New Building Construction Site and Cyclists
Austin, Austin, USA - February, 23, 2021: Dashboard camera point of view of driving in Austin at twilight amid the Covid-19 pandemic. (Footage by WW News/Gettyimages)
BORDER PATROL CHASE - 2006
Texas Governor Rick Perry says he will not wait for the Federal Gov't to protect the state's border and compelling videotape supports his urgency. In this DPS video you can see just how bold drug smugglers are. Officers chase this black SUV for miles before pulling the suspect over. Just as he blows a tire... he holds his gun out the window. Officers say this is just one example of what they deal with every day. Perry says protecting the border is Washington's responsibility... but the waiting is over.
BLACK PICKUP ROLLOVER CHASE 2006
GOOD SHORT HIGH SPEED CHASE THAT ENDS WHEN A BLACK PICKUP TRUCK DOES A NICE BARRELL ROLL!
Dashboard camera point of view of driving through the Sixth street which is famous for bars and restaurants in Austin at twilight amid the Covid-19 pandemic, outdoor eating offered, 2021.
CHASED PICKUP IS ALL WASHED UP 2010
AN AERIAL FLIR CHASE IN AUSTIN, TEXAS ENDS IN THE DRINK! PICKUP TRUCK FLEEING POLICE TAKES A WRONG TURN AND DRIVES RIGHT INTO A LAKE!!!
Driving past restaurants and bars at twilight in Austin on W 6th Street with new building construction in the background
AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY, 23: (AUDIO OMITTED) Cars drive down the road amid the global Coronavirus pandemic on February, 23, 2021 in Austin, Texas. (Footage by WW News / Getty Images)
Shootout Showdown - 2007
Dashcam video of a shoot out between Austin police and a man on trial for trying to kill that officer, was released. Jerel Lamar is standing trial for attempted capital murder. The dashcam shows Sgt. Michael Barger pulling up to a disturbance call in East Austin April 22nd, 2007. Neighbors called police after Lamar and his brother had been fighting. The video shows Lamar ignoring Barger's commands to drop the gun he is holding and to get to the ground. Lamar is seen firing shots at Barger. Barger fires back, gets in his patrol car and drives off backwards. Lamar continues to fire at the officer. Despite what this video shows, Lamar's family told FOX 7 News exclusively that it doesn't show everything. Cynthia Lamar says her son, "was suicidal, he wanted the officers to kill him, and that was it. He was not in his right state of mind, we had death in our family. He had lost an uncle the day before." J.A. Andre told police his brother said he had planned to shoot it out with police, to kill innocent people, and was going to make the mass murder at virginia tech look like a walk in the park. Lamar says, "my brother was very frustrated with life. He wanted to end his life, he didn't think it was worth living and he said some things that i feel, out of frustration." After the shoot out, Lamar barricaded himself at his girlfriend's home and held her hostage. APD's SWAT team was called. Officer Jeff Dwyer, who is a sniper, responded that day. "Aany type of noise we made outside the house, he'd fire a round," Dwyer said. "He fired multiple rounds. The window I was standing near I had debris coming in the house through the window. It wasn't a bullet but it was tile from the roof so that adds so that kind of makes it a little bit more nervous." The call out lasted about 17 hours. Sgt Dave Austin says such a long standoff presents challenges. "The worst case scenario he can get himself hurt or get somebody else hurt if its a hostage situation, if people are relying on you, you're their last resort. That officer's participation and focus what the job at hand can be critical," said Austin. Despite putting so many lives at risk that day, the Lamar family says Jerel needs help and not prison time. If convicted, Lamar faces up to life in prison. Closing arguments are expected Thursday.
Slow motion of driving past fuel truck and new building constructions on Interstate 35 in Texas
AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY, 23: (AUDIO OMITTED) Cars drive down the road amid the global Coronavirus pandemic on February, 23, 2021 in Austin Texas. (Footage by WW News / Getty Images)
New building construction and traffic jam on Interstate 35 in Austin
AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY, 23: (AUDIO OMITTED) Cars drive down the road in the morning rush hour amid the global Coronavirus pandemic on February, 23, 2021 in Austin, Texas. (Footage by WW News / Getty Images)
WINNINGEST COACH’S LOSER MOMENT 2009
Augie Garrido is the winningest coach in NCAA Division I history, but he clearly thought his career was in jeopardy when he was pulled over for drunk driving on January 17. He expressed concern about his career at least three times during a traffic stop that ended in his arrest for DWI. "This will end my career, you know," he told the officer who pulled him over for driving with his headlights off. "What will end your career?" the officer asked. "If I have a DUI," Garrido responded. "Why would you have a DWI?" "No reason," Garrido answered. The officer does not appear to recognize Garrido, and even asks him how to pronounce his last name. Police dashcam video of the arrest was released Wednesday, six days after Garrido was sentenced to five days in jail and fined $500. He earlier pleaded guilty to DWI and completed alcohol counseling. UT suspended him for four games because of the arrest. During the traffic stop, Garrido and the officer are polite to one another throughout and repeatedly address each other as sir. Garrido says he's had five glasses of wine over the course of the evening, during which he said he discussed a business deal with former lieutenant governor Ben Barnes and others. Garrido agrees to take a field sobriety test, but has trouble walking heel-to-toe, at one point saying, "I'm staggering." He later says," No, I'm drunk" as he attempted to walk heel-to-toe. The officer responds, "You're drunk, sir?" "No, I'm not admitting that," Garrido said. "What I'm saying is, are you going to arrest me?" The officer conducts several more tests, then tells Garrido he is under arrest for DWI. The officer says Garrido has been a gentleman throughout the stop and puts two pairs of handcuffs on him so his wrists are not hurt. "You just ended a career, you know," Garrido said. "No sir, I did not," the officer responded. "I'm not the one who made a choice to drive and drive tonight."
WILD DESERT MINIVAN FOOTCHASE 2011
PRETTY GOOD POLICE AIR SUPPORTED HIGH SPEED CHASE, FOLLOWED BY A FOOT CHASE IN THE TEXAS DESERT. BAD GUY GIVES UP AFTER RUNNING ABOUT AS FAR AS HE COULD.
Rush hour highway traffic, Wendy's fast food restaurant, Shell and Chevron gas stations in Austin at twilight
AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY, 23: (AUDIO OMITTED) Cars drive down the road amid the global Coronavirus pandemic on February, 23, 2021 in Austin, Texas. (Footage by WW News / Getty Images)
COACH SAYS TOO MUCH 2009
Augie Garrido is the winningest coach in NCAA Division I history, but he clearly thought his career was in jeopardy when he was pulled over for drunk driving on January 17. He expressed concern about his career at least three times during a traffic stop that ended in his arrest for DWI. "This will end my career, you know," he told the officer who pulled him over for driving with his headlights off. "What will end your career?" the officer asked. "If I have a DUI," Garrido responded. "Why would you have a DWI?" "No reason," Garrido answered. The officer does not appear to recognize Garrido, and even asks him how to pronounce his last name. Police dashcam video of the arrest was released Wednesday, six days after Garrido was sentenced to five days in jail and fined $500. He earlier pleaded guilty to DWI and completed alcohol counseling. UT suspended him for four games because of the arrest. During the traffic stop, Garrido and the officer are polite to one another throughout and repeatedly address each other as sir. Garrido says he's had five glasses of wine over the course of the evening, during which he said he discussed a business deal with former lieutenant governor Ben Barnes and others. Garrido agrees to take a field sobriety test, but has trouble walking heel-to-toe, at one point saying, "I'm staggering." He later says," No, I'm drunk" as he attempted to walk heel-to-toe. The officer responds, "You're drunk, sir?" "No, I'm not admitting that," Garrido said. "What I'm saying is, are you going to arrest me?" The officer conducts several more tests, then tells Garrido he is under arrest for DWI. The officer says Garrido has been a gentleman throughout the stop and puts two pairs of handcuffs on him so his wrists are not hurt. "You just ended a career, you know," Garrido said. "No sir, I did not," the officer responded. "I'm not the one who made a choice to drink and drive tonight."
New building construction and traffic jam on Interstate 35 in Austin
AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY, 23: (AUDIO OMITTED) Cars drive down the road in the morning rush hour amid the global Coronavirus pandemic on February, 23, 2021 in Austin, Texas. (Footage by WW News / Getty Images)
Perry - Video VNR
THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY RELEASES PATROL CAR VIDEO OF A TRAFFIC STOP INVOLVING LT. GOV. RICK PERRY LATE LAST MONTH
New building construction and traffic jam on Interstate 35 in Austin
AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY, 23: (AUDIO OMITTED) Cars drive down the road in the morning rush hour amid the global Coronavirus pandemic on February, 23, 2021 in Austin, Texas. (Footage by WW News / Getty Images)
Empty Chevron gas station and rush hour traffic in Austin
AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY, 23: (AUDIO OMITTED)Cars drive down the street on February, 23, 2021 in Austin, Texas. (Footage by WW News / Getty Images)
BUS STOP COP ABUSE 2006
A COP IS IN HOT WATER STEMMING FROM EXCESSIVE FORCE CHARGES. THE OFFICER IN QUESTION APPROACHED A MAN WHO WAS SLEEPING AT A BUS STOP. NO ONE KNEW IF HE WAS SLEEPING OR PASSED OUT DRUNK. TURNS OUT THE MAN IS CLASSIFIED AS "MENTALLY RETARDED". WHEN THE MAN WOULDN'T RESPOND TO THE OFFICER VERBALLY TRYING TO WAKE HIM, THE OFFICER SHOOK HIM AND THEN THE MAN STOOD UP. AT THIS POINT THE COP STARTS BEATING ON HIM WITH HIS BATON CLAIMING HE WAS RESISTING HIM. THE OFFICER HIT THE MAN IN THE FACE AND LEGS AND BROKE HIS NOSE. THE WHOLE THING WAS CAUGHT ON DASHCAM.
Slow motion of driving past a new bridge construction on Interstate 35 in Austin
AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY, 23: (AUDIO OMITTED) Cars drive down the road amid the global Coronavirus pandemic on February, 23, 2021 in Austin, Texas. (Footage by WW News / Getty Images)
Cleveland Police Chase (08/07/1997)
Willoughby, Ohio Police are still wondering why a woman would put so many people at risk to avoid a simple traffic stop. Judy Jones led police on a high speed chase early this morning, it ended in a horrible crash. What you see here is the view from a police cruiser responding to the scene. 29-year old Henry Coy was driving the other car. He is listed in guarded condition. Hospital officals say Judy Jones underwent surgery for multiple fractures.
VETERAN COP’S MANEUVER TOO DANGEROUS 2007
A police officer was suspended for using a popular tactical move in a car chase that this department banned more than a decade ago. The Austin Police Association is backing him, however, saying the department is sending a dangerous message to its officers. Sgt. Keith Stoddard, a 20-year veteran, was suspended for three days without pay after using the PIT maneuver to stop a fleeing suspect along East Oltorf Street in December. The move involves bumping a fleeing vehicle in an attempt to cause it to spin out and stall. Video from police Sgt. Keith Stoddard's dashboard camera shows a suspect fleeing in his car. Police said he was driving under the influence of alcohol and has already been in an accident. The suspect sends Stoddard on a chase, passing traffic and running stop signs and stoplights. Then the car slows down, and Stoddard attempts to stop him. "I'm taking him out," he said in the video. The second time he uses the PIT maneuver he is successful. "The PIT maneuver was banned here at the Austin Police Department about 15 years ago," said Asst. Chief Leo Enriquez. Stoddard had been trained on carrying out the PIT maneuver. Many police departments use the move, but APD does not allow ramming or colliding with fleeing suspects unless deadly force is justified. "The reason we banned it was because, No. 1, people were getting hurt," Enriquez said. APD said after reviewing the incident, Stoddard was clearly not authorized to use the move. Enriquez said Stoddard admitted it was out of line. Yet George Vanderhule, president of the Austin Police Association, is not so sure. "What concerns me is if the individual who had DWI already had been involved in a collision and was fleeing the scene continued to pose a threat to people on the roadway," Vanderhule said. Vanderhule said the move by the police department could send the wrong message to officers. "If it's a case where an officer's actions were blatantly wrong, other officers learn from that, but when it is questionable, like in this case, other officers start second guessing what they ought to do in a situation," Vanderhule said. Meanwhile, APD it wants to send the message to officers that they will be held accountable.
Slow motion of driving past restaurants and bars at twilight in Austin on W 6th Street with new building construction in the background
AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY, 23: (AUDIO OMITTED) Cars drive down the road amid the global Coronavirus pandemic on February, 23, 2021 in Austin, Texas. (Footage by WW News / Getty Images)