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D.C. Police Release Bodycam Footage of Fatal Incident that Sparked Riots, Looting
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D.C. Police Release Bodycam Footage of Fatal Incident that Sparked Riots, Looting

by Ryan MasonOctober 30, 2020

Washington D.C Police released body worn camera footage of the incident that resulted in the death of 20-year-old Karon Hylton who ran from officers after being spotted riding a moped on a sidewalk.

In the released footage, officers can be seen giving chase to Hylton who is riding a moped down a Washington D.C. sidewalk. Hylton, refuses to stop and is pursued for a short time through several streets and down an alley.

Hylton then appears to turn left out of an alley, directly into the oncoming path of a silver vehicle that strikes him, dragging him along the roadway and out of sight of the body-worn camera of the officer in the initial vehicle in pursuit.

The death of Hylton on October 23rd, sparked protests that devolved into rioting and looting in the Brightwood Park neighborhood and surrounding areas.

Clashes with police ranging from small numbers of vocal protestors to large numbers intent on injuring officers and looting were posted to twitter in the days following the incident.

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Ryan Mason
Ryan Mason
Ryan Mason is a former police officer and the Editor in Chief of the Law Enforcement News Network. Ryan has been a writer, editor, and photojournalist over the last decade, providing content for over a dozen national and international publications in both law enforcement and aviation.
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Robert
Robert
6 months ago

The war on cops has to stop. It will only be stopped by force! There is no reasoning with these animals!

Trish wood
Trish wood
6 months ago

I am 100% for our police officers. It is sickening to mr how they are being demonized and I’m tired of when I support my support for them I get a troll blasting me. If President Trump doesn’t win this country is doomed. The corrupt dems dont care about law and order just doing away with all the great things he has accomplished. I’m so stressed about the cheating going on with mail in voting. They are taking our constitution away from us. With no police and no 2nd amendment how are any of us going to protect ourselves. This is all so insane to me and I can actually say I am afraid right now. I’m so sorry how you officers are being treated and wish I could change it. All I can do is vote for Trump and I have already in early voting in Florida. All red. I am praying Trump wins or this free country is done! Thank you to each of you and please stay safe.