'I was traumatized': Police officer caught on camera nearly hitting grandma, 5 children with SUV

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Sunday, December 11, 2022
Cop nearly hits grandma, 5 children with SUV: VIDEO
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A Florida police officer was disciplined after they were caught on video nearly hitting a grandma and five kids with their SUV, the department said.

FLORIDA -- A Florida police officer has been disciplined after nearly hitting a grandmother and five children.

Denise Ford, the mother of those children, said if the incident wasn't caught on camera, the officer might not have been punished.

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In the Ring video, a car appears to brake to avoid hitting a school bus that's out of frame. Then comes the police SUV. The officer swerved into a yard to avoid hitting the bus, but nearly hits the children.

"He almost hit me. I froze, but then I realized I had to jump out of the way," one of Ford's children said.

"What if you would have hit my kids? You didn't stop to say, 'Hey, is they okay?' I was traumatized. I was like, 'Lord have mercy.' Like, what if? What if? What if?" Ford said.

Police didn't elaborate on how the officer was disciplined.