Columbia Police Department finds "no wrongdoing" of Violent Crimes Unit's handling of traffic stop where non-violent driver and passenger are cuffed, searched.
After THREE MONTHS, CPD finally releases a response to the Sept. 2 traffic stop near Clark Lane and Towne Drive.
On September 4, 2020 the Columbia Police Department became aware of a cell phone video posted to social media, which captured a small portion of a traffic stop conducted by the Violent Crime Task Force on September 2, 2020, near Clark Lane and Towne Drive.
The circulation of this footage caused concern among members of the community and resulted in an internal investigation. The review included a closer look at actions of the officers involved in the incident.
The Columbia Police Department has already incorporated and will continue to incorporate community perspective as a part of our training program. We will look to community members to provide and participate in training to achieve this objective. We will continue to evolve training to improve service delivery and open lines of communication.
The first below provides access to a Community Briefing Video describing the Department’s response, policies, and practices when responding to this traffic incident. The full-length video from the incident also is provided. At this time there are no further details that can be released.