Four Denver Officers Injured, One Critically – At #MikeBrown Student Protest (Video)
Four police officers were struck by a car while monitoring a Mike Brown student protest at East High School.
The police officer was hit and dragged underneath the car for 25 yards.
The driver reportedly suffered a medical issue.
Four members of the Denver Police Department bicycle unit were injured — one critically — after being struck by a car in the area of Colfax Avenue and High Street just after noon on Wednesday while doing crowd control for a large group of East High School students who had walked out to protest the Ferguson grand jury decision.
Three of the injured officers have been discharged from the hospital. The fourth, whose condition was described earlier Wednesday as “extremely critical,” underwent surgery. Police say his condition is “promising” but he’s not out of the woods.
According to 6:19 p.m. DPD tweet, the injured officer remains critical but is now stable after coming out of surgery…
…The officers were injured when a Mercedes driving westbound on Colfax veered from the lane and hit three bike cops who were monitoring the Ferguson protest, sources tell 9NEWS. One them got stuck underneath the car and was dragged for approximately 25 yards before becoming dislodged.
The car eventually came to a stop after hitting a parked car in a nearby parking lot, the sources say.
STOP with the protests!
Stop endangering police officers and manipulating kids.