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MIAMI (CBS4) – Recently released amateur video of two Florida Highway Patrol troopers apparently speeding down a highway appears to be the latest jab thrown at FHP.

CBS4 News partners Univision say the video was shot by an unidentified police officer, allegedly last Thursday on the Florida Turnpike and given to the press.

It appears to be a direct response to the video leaked last month of FHP Trooper Donna Watts pulling over and briefly detaining Miami Police officer Fausto Lopez at gunpoint for reckless driving while he sped to an off-duty job.

FHP Trooper’s Radio Calls Over Speeding Cop

Law enforcement sources say that incident caused major friction between the agencies, and the new video of the speeding troopers appears to be the latest in the slugfest.

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Complete Coverage Of Miami Police & FHP Dispute

FHP Union President Bill Smith told CBS4’s Natalia Zea that his agency would investigate the speeding troopers, if the officer who shot the video would come forward with more information.

“Are your guys being targeted on the street by other officers?” Zea asked Trooper Smith.

“Well you start to get that feeling. You start to get that impression because troopers are not going out looking for police officers in marked cars or unmarked cars, that’s not our goal,” said Trooper Smith.

New Traffic Stop Adds To Tension Between Police & FHP

Rumors of street cops giving payback to FHP troopers abound, and in at least one case an FHP patrol car was vandalized.

Over the weekend, Miami City Commissioner-turned-trooper Joe Sanchez left his Miami home and later discovered his patrol car had human excrement all over the windshield and the side of the car.   Click Here To See The Pictures
It appeared to have come from a Port-O-Potty.

“I think it’s just some disgruntled employees of other agencies, hopefully it’s not the City of Miami, I don’t know,” said Trooper Smith, adding that the incident is still under investigation.

Despite this brewing battle, Trooper Smith says everyone behind a badge will help each other when it counts.

“They might glare at each other but I really honestly think they’ll be back there to back each other up.”

Comments (238)
  1. GOFHP says:

    Yup! the uneducated fools from Miami are at it again. Two thumbs up for the FHP!

    1. Mike says:

      I cant believe the Trooper would act like that. Pulling a police officer in uniform from a marked police vehilce. And doing it at GUN point. Come on is the POLICE OFFICER really a threat. Its FHP acting out and needs to stop this kind of behavior from a Trooper

      1. Randy Bobandy says:

        Uhh, what about the cop doing over 120 while off-duty racing to a off-duty job in a county patrol car…… Endangering countless civ’s weaving in and out of traffic. Come on, everyone has seen these jack booted thugs doing this and finally someone with the authority to do something about it did. They should give this trooper a raise and promotion.

      2. Brian says:

        How does the trooper know the person driving the vehicle is an officer? She had every right to think it was stolen. Cop car flying down the interstate without lights on, passing in the slow lanes, etc. The trooper did the right thing.

      3. JP says:

        Cops are probably the biggest threat to everyone’s safety in most communities, bullies with badges, cowards hiding behind guns. They are the ones most likely driving and talking on the phone , they are the ones most likely speeding without reason. They are the ones generating revenue. Almost all departments need to be renovated. Remember when a cop was your friend, someone you could trust, someone that was there to help, to protect and serve? Now they are just cops, the real threat…

      4. above the law says:

        Police are extremely dangerous people. Not only will they speed 140 mph down the highway because they think they are above the law, but they will also shoot you in the face if you look at them funny…for the same reason.

        I’m just shocked that a cop would pull over another cop. Apparently she didn’t get the memo during academy that police are above the law and subject to no authority on Earth.

      5. Avenger says:

        It was a woman trooper. What else would you expect from someone with a chip on her shoulder trying to show she’s one of the big-boys?

      6. John Gault says:

        Really, because the cops are so much better than a regular Joe? Maybe they don’t have to follow laws like we do.

      7. Tony says:

        Yea you dimwit he must have over reacted the cop was only driving 120 MPH a real nice speed to run into your wifes car with the kids inside. The officer did the right thing and I applaud him.

      8. Brian says:

        They know that the car belongs to a Police Officer since their DMV record is flagged. Its a means of keeping an Officers home address also is reported to the Officer when they do a records check when pulling someone over.

      9. Steve Green says:

        Well this is the problem. The trooper says she wasnt sure if that was a cop behind the wheel or if the vehicle was stolen. Push the egos aside and think about it. She WAS correct in having her weapon out. If that cop had been on the side of the road somewhere and his unit stolen and in the hands of a criminal, what would we be saying about that trooper then?

      10. rich says:

        yeah big time threat. good job to that trooper. that cop that was speeding should be fired. period. and all those cop shows are a violation of peoples rights and being a cop isn’t a tv show or a game. it’s clear they don’t deserve any respect. clean up your act or we will beat that badge off of you.

      11. Tom Palermo says:

        The police officer shouldn’t be treated any differently than an ordinary citizen who is speeding and driving recklessly. The officer shouldn’t be treated any differently than an armed citizen, His police department, should at a minimum, severely reprimand him, if not suspend or fire him!

      12. Cyndi says:

        A few years ago there were two young girls in Illinois killed when an “on duty” police officer lost control of his vehicle while traveling over 110MPH to a non-emergency incident while texting & talking on the phone. The use of the gun may have been overkill, but good officers must keep us safe and if it takes his/her peers to force the issue, I’m all for it.

      13. Allrise says:

        FHP is wrong on this one and that officer is a good example of what is wrong with a woman doing the job. The result is no respect for the fellow brother with the badge.

      14. Mike D says:

        Police Officers are not infallable.
        if we just let police officers do whatever they feel like and recklessly endanger the lives of citizens. there are rules and laws, and when a police officer breaks a law (reckless driving, rape, battery, murder) they deserve to face the same consequences that any citizen would face.

      15. Nick099 says:

        Watts is a moron. I understand the speeding issue. If she wanted to pull him over and talk to him about it…whatever. But taking the guy out at gunpoint. What was her justification????? She appeared fearful when there was no cause and acted inappropriately, which in my opinion shows poor judgement under pressure. What if this was a real crisis that she was facing??? What if she was facing a speeding citizen who happened to be legally armed. Would she have raised the bar even further and used deadly force without provocation????? Something iswrong with her.

      16. Deven says:

        I am with u on that

      17. Get Real says:

        Mike, how does the trooper know it’s a cop driving the car. She stated that she thought it was stolen. My guess is that if you pull over what you belive to be a stolen cruiser, you approach with your gun drawn. I would have jumped to the saem conclusion if I saw a cruiser driver over 100MPH recklessly all over the road.

      18. BettyO says:

        So, it is ok to use your position as an officer to break the law in order to get to a second job? Uhm… so then, tell any officer who pulls you over for speeding that you are on your way to a second job! Idiot! The officer???? was breaking the law and evading an officer. What part of it do you not understand? Are you stupid? No need to answer that, your comment shows it!

      19. johnny5 says:

        Guy was “late for work” so he drove Lights Off at 120+ mph, weaving through traffic, and didn’t pull over for like 8 minutes even though the FHP lit him up.

        Listen- cops don’t get a second set of laws. This “officer” wasn’t on official business. There was no emergency. You and I don’t drive 120 in traffic when we’re late for work. He was not in a Ferrari on an open road. He was in a Taxpayer-owned vehicle putting taxpayers at *significant* financial risk. What if he slammed a minivan full of kids and put the city on the hook for a multi-million dollar settlement? What if he killed your spouse, because he was “late for work”?


      20. DrK says:

        The gun I don’t get but the rest is spot on. Do I get a pass if I get pulled over going 80 and tell the officer “Sorry I’m late for work?”. Then can I deface city property (your tax dollars at work) and act like 10 year olds instead of the law respecting employees of the city and state? Have you ever been to traffic court? It’s a kangaroo court with a 99% conviction rate. No matter if it’s a speed trap, no matter if your cruise control was on at 65 and he hit the wrong car, it’s always your word against his and you always lose. So I’m not shedding ONE tear for this jagoff and his buddies who think they’re above they law. They should all be caught and disciplined. WTF is up with our country?

      21. Bill Jones says:

        Going 120 mph is criminal speeding. Not a civil speeding ticket.

      22. Jim says:

        You sir are a fool. No one should be above the law. When that hero rear ends a family car and creates some orphans, who are we going to blame? The trooper apprehended an armed man who was acting in an insane manner. What his job is does not matter. What else was she to do? I think she should have had him face down and cuffed.

      23. Chief Willie says:

        The cop was OFF DUTY and had neither lights nor siren on. He was clocked at 120 mph going to his OFF DUTY JOB !! The HighWay Patrol Office who pulled her gun probably thought no real policeman would have driven a patrol car that recklessly and the driver might have stolen the car. There are weapons in the car (shot guns, etc) and she wanted to be safe. This speeder should not have been using city property for his own, personal use and especially not in such a stupid and reckless manner. The State Trooper did her job in a commendable manner. It might have ruffled some Miami Cop’s feathers but……how many people did the idiot endanger with his 120 MPH commute???

      24. Rick says:

        Police impersonators abound in the Miami area. In 11994, one actually went to another LE agencies briefing and was allowed to speak to an entire shift; some time later the imposter was caught and the duped agency was embarassed. I believe it was Miami PD or then Metro Dade PD.

      25. John says:

        Troopers and off duty officers speed all of the time like the officer video of troopers speeding shows. That doesn’t make it right. But I believe that in light of this fact Miami officers expected some kind of inter agency courtesy.

    2. Jack says:

      Wasn’t it the FHP that was writing tickets for an infraction that did not exist, i.e. flashing headlights to warn aproaching drivers of a speed trap. Hard to feel sorry for either group. Both are power hungry sob’s.

      1. TONY says:

        JACK IS RIGHT..


      2. Splat says:

        Jack…try to stay on subject.

        ADHD much?

      3. JWM says:

        I always give the flashing headlights warning to other drivers. Speed traps need to avoided and this helps. Remember, it is us against the police out there. So help out your fellow drivers by flashing your headlights. If asked by a cop, say you were just testing them.

      4. 1Bullet says:

        Don’t remember this episode on the Andy Griffith show.

        Would Barney wipe poo on Andy’s car?

    3. mark says:

      What I find so ironic is that they don’t want to be treated equally. . as they say many times. They break the law, blantantly, then want special treatment. Let me ask you. What if it was YOU in any of the instances. Jail my frined. These arrogant, ego starved bullies think they’re above the law and integrity died with the old phrase PIG “pride integrity guts”

    4. Skeebo says:

      Turn about id fair play these cops break everyones else’s chops for the same stuff they do all the time, yet think they are above the law. Too bad

    5. one of them says:

      Is there a do not drive fast list I can get on so that when I call for help from a law enforcment agency they will take their time getting to me since I really hate seeing a cop speed, pass in the wrong lane, bust a light without his lights (probly going to a burglary in progress call and not wanting to scare the perp off but who cares) or parks their car all crazy while hurrying to help someone in need?

      1. Ernest Sharp says:

        Going to a call is different from speeding to an off duty job. In the original incident, a cop was doing 120+ MPH because he was late for work, and then led the trooper on a 10 mile chase because he said that “I didn’t see you.”

        BTW- in Florida, it is illegal for an emergency vehicle to violate traffic laws, unless sounding a siren or displaying lights, so don’t play the “not wanting to scare the perp” card.

      2. PhoneBill says:

        Yup, you are “one of them” if you can somehow justify ILLEGAL activities. There was no “burglary in progress” no “child endangered” no “drowning” no “man with a gun” in this situation. HAD there been, lights and sirens would have been applicable, HOWEVER, he was LATE, that’s it.

    6. Mike D says:

      i see a lot of people who are on the local police union paycheck posting defamatory comments about the troopers. it is very obvious that miami PD is paying officers and unsworn employees to come here and smear the FHP.

      Thank you, unnamed FHP Trooper, for pulling over that miami officer who should be immediately fired, charged with felony endangerment, corruption, inappropriate use of police vehicle for personal gain, have his face posted in the local newspapers and never EVER be allowed to own a firearm or other weapon again for life. he is a danger to the public and deserves to be treated as such.
      if it were a black man pulled over by Miami PD for the same thing, the driver would be facing felonies.

    7. gfugfyut says:

      If I got a $500 ticket from some cop, I think I would like to leave my personal trademark on his face, let alone, his vehicle.

    8. DrK says:

      The FHS isn’t in the wrong here. It’s the dumb and dumber attitude of the city cops that’s the issue. Anyone involved in defacing a police car should be found and disciplined and fined for the amount of time and material it takes to fix it.
      I was in traffic court , the kangaroo court with the 99% conviction rate and was told there was NO EXCUSE for speeding (even though it was a speed trap) and got 20 dollars off a 200 plus ticket. Hundreds of dollars in higher insurance premiums. So why are we even defending someone who breaks the law while off duty?

    9. Mark says:

      SHe was just being cautious. She KNEW he had a weapon with him and was speeding for a reason. For all she knew they car could have been stolen by someone.

    10. Craig Brockman says:

      You’re an idiot – ever think that IT WASN’T another cop? No, that simple deduction wouldn’t pass through your narrow cranium! F- FHP btw – and yes – I am NYPD Highway Patrol!

    11. CTorres says:

      Two words: Banana Republic

  2. domingo says:


    1. qdc says:

      Childlike yes — and even more troublingly, these are the officials who wield guns against we the public — and we have nobody to protect us from them when they behave like this.

      1. Chicago Nick says:

        That’s why we’re able to be legally armed. If we weren’t they’d be running roughshod all over the nation willy nilly with no fear whatsoever. SO when the cops don’t do the job we have to do it. I’m always locked and loaded up here in the Chicago burbs. I don’t leave home without it…

    2. Randy Bobandy says:

      STOP YELLING AT US! Turn off your cap’s lock numb-nutz

    3. Cavalryman says:

      Bienvenidos a Miami – after living there for seven years, it is good to be free of that cesspool. Does it shock me M-D cops would act like spoiled children caught doing something wrong? In a word, no.

      FHP is a professional organization, M-D not so much. Officer Lopez exemplifies M-D police officer behavior.

    4. Craig Brockman says:

      Next time you’re pulled over I am sure you will immediately ask for a ticket!



    1. Pete says:

      If he was doing 120 they should have spike stripped him and treated him a hell of a lot rougher then then did!!! He is enforcing the law not his own law!

    2. Joe says:

      Unbelievable. Doing 120 miles per hour to get to job he was late for, indicates HE IS A COMMON CRIMINAL. Had you, or I, or any other non-law enforcement person done this, not only would he/she been handcuffed, he/she would have been arrested and jailed! BTW, using law enforcement vehicle for personal purposes (flasher on to get somewhere because you arel late) is a FEDERAL offense. This is just another reason to erode trust in those who are supposedly enforcing the laws; they expect the laws to be enforced selectively on people other than themselves. Good on the FSP.

    3. Chris in CA says:

      If they are off duty and have no reason to be speeding then they should be pulled over. why don’t they have to obey the rules? Shouldn’t they be obeying the rules to set an example. In no way is this a “do as I say not as I do” situation. I applaud Officer Watts for pulling over this idiot OFF duty cop on his way to another job. At that point he is a citizen and not a cop. I don’t care what he is driving or wearing, he is a private citizen at this point.

      1. NOT RIGHT says:


    4. SineQuaNon says:

      You mean treated like the common criminal, which i (or you) WOULD BE, had i been speeding at 50+mph OVER the LEGAL limit. Not only would i be humiliated, but had i exended the pursute for over 5min, it is not a stretch of the imagination to assume that while being pulled forcefully (at gun point) from my car, there would probably be half the available force of officers at the scene, NOT ONLY ONE FHP Officer….

    5. MIke B says:

      First of all, the officer was not acting in a lawful way, nor do criminals. So if the shoe fits…but lets get back to the main point here. If the off duty cop was not driving over the speed limit, the two agencies would not be in this mess. I am a LEO and I am a firm believer we lead by example, not because we say so.. The off duty was not engaged in an emergency situation where he needed to travel at such a high rate of speed. He was late to a part time Job. The Miami police department should back off the trooper, and thank her for stopping him before he killed someone. I do have an issue with how she handled it from that point, ie handcuffing the officer, but not with weapon drawn. Who knows who was behind the wheel. A real officer or someone dressed like one to commit a crime., OH WAIT HE WAS COMMITTING A CRIME

    6. Jerry Riter says:

      How would feel if he were in the military???

    7. Willaim says:

      your lying little puck.. Have the guts to admit your Miami PD and don’t hide behind the “concerned Citizen” lie. A real concerned citizen would not want some corrupt A-hole endangering the public trying to get to his Moon Lighting gig at 120 MPH. Miami PD are proving the,selve to bhe a corrupt self centered oraganization. they need to clean house and hire some real protect and serve folks and get rid of the petty crooks tnat now take up the dept.. That includes you you lying dirt bag.

    8. Wesley Harris says:

      Yep, typing in all caps, REALLY makes your point hit home. That you sir are an idiot.
      It’s concerned.

      1. Wesley's Nightmare says:

        That non-sequitur response indicates you’re well-versed on the subject of idiocy. Typing in all caps may offend your sense of netiquette, but it in no way obviates the writer’s arguments.

        If you want to criticize the arguments of others, it would behoove you to actually say something logical, instead of offering a logical fallacy. The latter only makes you look more stupid than the target of your misguided criticism.

      2. Chief Willie says:

        Wesley’s Nightmare….WOW !!!! You said what so many of us would have liked to say but didn’t have your skills. Well said,Sir !! Well phrased !! Well written !!

      3. Craig Brockman says:

        Wesley’s nightmare and Chief Willie – Speaking of agreeing with the attack of judging someone because they disagreed with an opinion reflects the ignorance and imbecilic understanding of the subject at hand. Nightmare, your response as it pertains to the argument that you feel that typing with all caps does not negate the opines arguments – when it does. In infers an emotional response, in other words it’s called “INFLECTION” which is not an analytical response – thus leaving no logic as you yourself try to argue. When you use the words “idiocy” and “stupid” it further engages the reader to believe you are just an observer triggering a thesaurus within your spell check, which in turns impeaches your credibility as a critic. Chief Willie, you’re just uneducated PERIOD!

    9. geoff says:

      Hey concerned citizen(cop) How about the other drivers put at risk when you meatheads are driving recklessly on our highways.YOU WORK FOR US! Do we get to drive a 120 miles an hour going to work when we are late?He could have stolen the car and the uniform. She took the right action.Would you rather something happens to her and then you can second guess her actions when she is left on the side of the road?You are not above the law. Lead by example. Quit the job if you don’t like it. We would all like the pensions and overtime and job security. Signed Your boss + Taxpayer

    10. Larry says:

      “…TREATING HIM LIKE A COMMOM CRIMANAL.” Perhaps because he was acting like a common criminal?

      1. Cavalryman says:

        A common criminal would have been charged with felony eluding.

    11. Ole Sarge says:

      Con Cerned Citizen (emphasis on CON)!! First you must be a One Delta Ten Tango! Uniform or not doesn’t make him Immune to the law. If he was breaking the Law, BTW which is is sworn to uphold, he is a Common Criminal.; Get over it and face the music.
      It is Loud and Clear. Wrong is wrong and it can’t be justified just because you also have a day job and carry a badge. It is obvious to me which job takes precedence and it isn’t enforcing the law.

    12. D'Terian Theodorius Jackson IV says:

      Most cops are common criminals.

    13. DrK says:

      OK Concerned Citizen. Maybe you could be a WEE bit concerned about those citizens who had to deal with that nutjob cop racing to his off duty job? There’s this little thing called the Rule of Law. Look it up.

      Concerned for a cop caught breaking the law more like it.

  4. Al says:

    The FHP did the right thing. This is America, not Cuba.

    1. Klaus says:

      This is like the Sinaloa Cartel vs. Los Zetas.

      Which cops work for which cartel?

      Guns belong in We the People’s hands, not psychos with badges.

  5. Dereck Grower says:

    Why does it matter if your a trooper or a regular street cop no one is above the law even if your in a patrol car if your not going to a call you have no right to speed cop or no cop thats the problem here cops think they are above the law is the concern so maybe both depts need to be looked into.

  6. d.g. says:

    I think the problem is that both troopers and regular cops think there above the law. No One is allowed to speed off duty if your in a patrol car or your own car thats the problem is they think they can get away with it.

  7. Candace Lopez says:

    cops turning on other cops who could ask for more, keep it up maybe they’ll be none left after its all over, bye bye cops, and hey why dont you start leaving your car at the station so we can save all the funds of paying for what amounts to a company car, none of them deserve it…

    1. kevin says:

      When the stupid hall monitors go against each other then We all win. COPS suck

  8. noway says:

    then go back to ny!!!

    1. Smoke says:

      Didn’t you know…Florida IS New York?

    2. Chicago Nick says:

      Didn’t YOU know SOUTH FLORIDA is CUBA NORTH? ;(

  9. NYC LEO says:

    If she dared to pull this stunt in NY, the next time she needed backup, they would be nowhere to be found.

    1. Gunther Zorn says:

      Yeah, we saw that movie … Serpico.

    2. simplemainer says:

      stunt??? the miami cop was going over 120. you or me woukd be taken to jail for that speed. The trooper was the only one here that acted professionally. If he was doing 75 or 80 it would be one thing, but over 120?

    3. Get Real says:

      I mean really nobody gives a flying f about NY. Get off your high horse. You are no better than anyone else. Jerk.

  10. SFla Cop says:

    Human waste on a patrol car? These are Police officers? Fhp has nothing to be ashamed of. I know it is a minority of morons that pull these stunts. And, not backing up a cop makes you twice the coward hiding behind a badge.

  11. Robert Smith says:

    That FHP Trooper should be thanked for bringing the truth out about oh so too many also.

  12. Tax wasted says:

    Spoiled rotten children ripping off the taxpayers.

  13. 4rio says:

    This clearly illustrates what the police departments of Florida think of the public. It is acceptable for law enforcement to break laws the public must adhere to. In the case of Miami Dade the officer is off duty driving a tax payer funded car! Miami Dade is complaining about the lack of professional courtesy by the FHP, this is one of the most unprofessional comments I have ever heard.

  14. Luis bonilla says:

    Bring out the gloves. Ridiculous. This is what the taxpayers dollars are being used for.

  15. ConcernedCitizen says:

    this goes to show you that all of south florida is a bunch of cowboys, with tin badges, as far as Leo from NYC the most corrupt police force in the US, that why if they dropped a nuke on New York there would be no great loss. i believe we should all go back to being our own law enforcers. you can not count on anyone being there when you need them, they are all playing i’ll get you back and not protecting the public or acting as responsible citizens themselves, The badge does not give a right to break the law any law. the next time an officer is involved in a car accident they should strip them of the right to be a member of law enforcement if they are found at fault, but of course they will not be, the cops cover up for each other. that’s right just look at NYC.

  16. B McLaughlin says:

    Let’s not forget that all of these “children” are on the payroll while this stupidity continues. As the old saying goes: “who’s watching the store?”
    Grow up, and get back to work.

  17. Tom says:

    If it’s questionable for a cop to pull over another cop, then why are we even bothering with speed limit enforcement at all? The limits were established over four decades ago. Let’s bury this out-dated relic.

  18. Useless Jerks says:

    Send them home and save the money. The last time I complained about a guy who came at me in reverse, in a P/U truck, after I pulled off because he was tailgating; the deputy started defending the guy’s actions. Said I was the agressor for pulling off the road! Turns out the guy was a firefighter and they knew each other! They’re just wasting the taxpayers money most of the time. I’ve been robbed off my property several times and the cops say, tough luck. I solved that problem by shooting at the thieves the last time I caught them on my property. So. why do we pay their salaries? Think of how much ammo that tax money could buy.

  19. Brian says:

    Police officers involved in a high speed chase are routinely instructed to back off. An OFF-DUTY police officer driving 120 mph to a part-time job he was late for is absolutely not acceptable. What a class act it is when you hear other officers saying they would delay back up to troopers in need as an act of protest. “to protect and serve..”, of course that’s when it’s only for themselves. Miami police officers should be furious with one of their own, but I see they are taking the Catholic priest route by dismissing the public safety aspect.

  20. Justin Case says:

    This is not atypical behavior for law enforcement. Cops are starting to prove to the public that they are the bad guys and are not out the help anyone unless it benefits them directly. There are not good guys left in law enforcement and every time a cop is taken down it is good for the public. Unfortunately just like roaches, for every cop taken down there are ten to replace it.

  21. Greycoat says:

    FHP has done nothing wrong here. A city cop was breaking the law and he got caught for breaking the law. Now he & his buddies, who I bet are UNION, are out to seek revenge. Government workers should NOT be allowed to unionize and/or collective bargain. Unions are thugs who think they are above the law like this city cop.

  22. TD says:

    If the cop was robbing a bank nobody would question his arrest, going 120mph on public roads puts other people’s lives at risk, breaking the law is breaking the law. Hope the judge pulls his license.

  23. george macaulay says:

    Fire the cop and promote the female Highway Patrol officer. Fire any cop involved in harrassing her!

  24. John Moser says:

    Police shenanigans. Thank God no one was offered a large Farva.

  25. Humpy J. Brown says:

    They’re ALL hammerheads, regardless of the color of their uniform. Too lazy to work, too dumb to steal, and every time they want a raise, they point to some cop who had his head up his own butt, failed tactically and got himself waxed. In fact, more loggers get killed every year than cops, but I’ve never seen a logger strutting around like he “owned the streets”. How do I know? I was one of them until I couldn’t stand it anymore without a lobotomy.

  26. waldo_willie says:

    It is about time…all agencies abuse the very rules we are all supose to live by…
    it is not uncommon to see officers speeding well beyond the posted limits with no emergency lights flashing or sirens. What or who givens them the right to do so, are they better than the average joe or have some unknown privilage. Simpley put no accountibility or responsibility….starting at the top of government. Please excuse my grammer and spelling skills.

  27. B. Obama says:

    Now you know how the rest of us feel…targeted by a taxman with a badge and a gun.

  28. Jimmy says:

    Ha ha ha. This is like the Obama adimistratiom. Eating their owm.

  29. Clarence Jackson says:

    Women should not be in law enforcement.

    1. Humpy J. Brown says:

      You got THAT right, brotha. Little shoulders. Big butts. Bigger mouths. And when their mouths get them in trouble, they jump behind the six convenient idiot Bluto’s who arrive to back them up. Male officers are lucky to get one backup car when they CALL for help, but women officers have their back up following them around like they were b*tches in heat. Sergeants have a hard time keeping male squads in their patrol sectors when you have a Barbie Doll working the shift. And the tough talking lezoids are no better than their “girly-girl” “sistah gurls”.

  30. JOe Dutra says:

    My real concern is that female law enforcement officers rely on the use of their forearm much more so than their male counterparts.

    1. Jerry Riter says:

      Misspelling firearm was the funniest of all the comments.

    2. Humpy J. Brown says:

      Their “forearm”? Oh, you mean “firearm”. You’re right. And the law recognizes and condones it, saying that women can shoot sooner because of “disparity of size”. Smaller male can NOT claim the same legal privilege. Women officers are almost always waving pepper spray or a taser or a firearm in a situation in which a male would be laying on hands and subduing.

  31. B Harris says:

    That the problem with cops, the rules don’t apply to me! 120 mph is a felony where I live. I am a profesional truck driver and have seen horrific crashes in my day. I know I’m just a “sheep” as the police refer to the public, but just how does a police officer bend the laws of physics with a 4300 lb police crusier? Maybe a family of four made it home safe that night because that maniac was pulled over ……… sorry for stepping on your MACHO Barney,but the sheep don’t respect police with attitudes like yours. Oh and by the way I’m also a former North Carolina police officer.

    1. MIke says:

      The sheep don’t need to respect anything. They only need to do what they are told.

      1. Jeff says:

        You are exactly what is wrong with (above the ) law enforcement today

    2. keydl says:

      The probability of the cop surviving a one car wreck at 120 is not good and if he crossed the median there is plenty of energy to kill the driver of an 80k # truck if it happend to be in his path.

      Would you have drawn on him while working LEO? I would – failure to use the radio to communicate the emergency through dispatchers would leave me convinced of a stolen car and uniform. My supervisors would have directed me to deliver him to the brig for a talk and probably delivery (next day ) to his Commanding Officer

  32. sunflower853 says:

    Where are their bosses in all of this? The speeder should have been disciplined by his department. The cop that stopped him, if she did anything in violation of policy or tactically unsafe or inappropriate, should face her own consequences. Any other department member who engaged in unprofessional conduct should be fired. Again, where are their bosses?!?

  33. Harleyxx says:

    This is probably due to the low IQ of most cops. I have no respect for these crooks with badges.

  34. Barack Obozo says:

    Thug on thug crime…who cares

  35. Rodney King says:

    Florida, huh lucky they don’t get TASRED……that is the Florida way!

  36. UCS says:

    Gangs often have escalating tensions over turf and dominance. It’s normal.

  37. TW Lewis says:

    This battle goes back decades and happens all across the country. Traditionaly if its a state highway or interstate its Highway Patrol and urban streets and roadways are for police. But now with cities pushing revenue generation they are having city police patrol highways for tickitable offenses to raise city coffers. The problem is that while a city policeman might have technical jusisdiction to play highway patrolman…….the highway patrol man does not go patrol the city for crime…….So its the people who get cheated in more ways than one.

  38. Rocky says:

    Better question is why isn’t the media during their jobs being all over their bosses? They should be ontop of the police chief in Miami as well as the governers office. The silence is deafening!

  39. Jeff says:

    It seems to me that these police are endangering the citizens lives. Driving 120 and weaving in and out of traffic like that is criminal behavior. These actions and the child like ways of the police and Unions makes them look no better than common criminals if not much worse.The officer that was going 120 deserves to be arrested, thrown in jail and all arrests he has ever made should be investigated. I wonder if he has ever had any fatal car crashes where he was at fault but framed the other person. He also would likely be an officer that would plant drugs or a weapon on people. Too bad because only a few cops are bad, but this makes them look like low life criminals.

  40. the man says:

    This is the mentality of all cops, They are hard a** bulliies. they have no other desire in life than to overpower, intimidate and verbally embarrass anyone they come in contact with. They hope and pray for any situation that may be construed as defiance and therefore requires some sort of physical force or taser. they love this stuff. that is why when we get into a position where the public is pitted against them in an atmosphere of civil unrest, they will side with whoever tells them what to do. regardless of weather it is right or wrong in a civil rights eye. They just love to be the boss. tell people what to do, when to do it, then have the power to assault them them if they don’t listen,. they need to be reined in badly. they need to be filmed at every turn and sued at every opportunity. they are the bad seed of society,. It is a sad truth buth none the less a truth.

  41. Fire this guy says:

    What is the problem??? The cop was breaking the law. He was not in a police car doing police business so what does it matter if he was going to a side job. The main problem is these cops think they can do whatever the hell they want, whenever the hell they want and it gives the majority of law abiding police officers a bad name. 60 day suspension without pay, next time your are fired.

  42. mark says:

    this is interesting…….there are several people around the country that have been arrested and prosecuted for filming police. now they are the ones doing it and posting them online. will be interesting to see if they get charged, arrested, and or prosecuted for doing what they arrest people for.

  43. DrJohn McBride says:

    The attitude that you are above the law just because you are in law enforcement permeates society. Athletes often feel they are privileged to the point of sexual assault, politicians feel they are elite and can flaunt the very laws they pass, lawyers have a feeling of power in being able to manipulate the laws so they can get away with behavior that the rest of us are bound by, and Presidents feel they are above all law and violate common decency and morals because they are “our ruler”. It is time all are held to the same standard and we the people need to hold them accountable, no matter who they are and even if they are “our man”. Only then will the Constitutional decree ” all men are created equal” have any meaning.

  44. theman says:

    A cop doing this to a cop??? does this tell you of the mindest of the “female” cop?? She should never haver a badge and a gun. she could kill someone with the PMS she was was obviously under. Women are OK for desk jobs, maybe traffic duty, but don’t give them guns. can you imagine while in a crampy, bloated mood what they can do??? OOPS THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN IN A CRAMPY, BLOATED MOOD, SHE ALMOST KILLED ANOTHER COP>,,,, just because she is trying to prove to daddy that she can do what any man can, and the truth is ,,,,,she can’t. …some times the truth hurts.

  45. Paul Freedom says:

    Cops have been out of control for many years, I’m glad the trooper pulled over the speeding city cop. If that same speding cop pulled me over for 120 mph, I would have been removed from the car at gun point and slammed the ground! The city cop would then start the usual profanity and then arrest me. I firmly believe it pass time fo the cops to be held responsible for their actions!

    BTW, I don’t call the cops, I deal with the problem myself or call a family member or friend for help. If I wanted to make the situation worse, I would call the cops.

  46. And Atlas Shrugs Yet Again says:

    It’s disgusting that police and other law enforcement officials believe they are above the law. If highway patrol cars in the video was speeding, why weren’t they pulled over and given speeding tickets? None of us would get away with that – but law enforcement protects its own from being accountable to the law that is supposed to apply equally to everyone.

    Sheer corruption.

    1984 x Atlas Shrugged – is this really what we want America to be?? Because that’s where we are, and it will take all of us looking at things differently and requiring others to be decent before we’ll be able to move back to a better society for everyone.

  47. idiotnation says:

    Congratulations America: You are now OFICIALLY a THIRD WORLD P-O-S.

  48. TJ Anderson says:

    This was all started by a FEMALE FHP trooper, who behaved in a manner that she should be FIRED for!!! Females are USELESS as cops and always over-react over frivolous matters, and under-react when legitimate public safety issues are at hand. Why? COWARDICE!! FIRE ALL FEMALE TROOPERS AND OFFICERS!!! THEY ARE A WASTE OF TAXPAYER MONEY!!

  49. jp says:

    Cops are probably the biggest threat to everyone’s safety in most communities, bullies with badges, cowards hiding behind guns. They are the ones most likely driving and talking on the phone , they are the ones most likely speeding without reason. They are the ones generating revenue. Almost all departments need to be renovated. Remember when a cop was your friend, someone you could trust, someone that was there to help, to protect and serve? Now they are just cops, the real problem…

  50. Lleone says:

    Why automatically assume the feces was from another cop? Sounds like the modus operandi Occupy Miami–if recent history is any guide–maybe they’re inflitrating the force.

  51. Morgan Hunt says:

    Cops are badge heavy,more so today than ever since much of what they do is actually paramilitary. Every little burg and hamlet has a SWAT or SWAT like unit and most of the police are former servicemen who come back to the USA and begin to treat US Citizens as if they were muzzies in th eMid East. the Patriot Act exacerbated the problem and moved the entire country closer to a police state.
    Police now work hand in glove with the military, not what was ever inteneded to happen. IIn a nutshell they are out of control gestapo right here in the USA. I realize the brush should not be as broad but unfortunately it is so.
    Just rememember if you need a cop in an emergency where your life is on the line they’re just a fiftenn minute (11 call away plus travel time…the good part is they always bring chalk to outline your dead body.

  52. Mathias Orange says:

    I rest my case.

  53. James Benoit says:

    Just like SUPERTROOPERS! “The snozzberries taste like snozzberries!”

    1. toasty says:

      “I’m gunna butter your bread.” (official statement to FHP from MIami PD) (JOKE)

  54. John Tokalenko says:

    There is hope!

    The pigs are harassing and assaulting other pigs! Maybe the bloodsuckers will kill each other, and leave the American people alone.

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  55. Just me says:

    Why do people still defend the cops???? I don’t get it??? The cops protect and serve their own, the State, Corporations and global interest, NOT the people. They would shoot, kill, murder and jail every American citizen including babies on the first order given, then cash their paycheck and say they were just doing their job in an honest day’s work.

  56. Just Me says:

    Why do people still defend the cops???? I don’t get it??? The cops protect and serve, their own, the State, Corporations and global interest, NOT the people. They would shoot, kill, murder and jail every American citizen including babies on the first order given, then cash their paycheck and say they were just doing their job in an honest day’s work.

  57. carlb says:

    should have pulled him over. he was in a marked patrol car with out his unform on and no lights. he was speeding to get to a off duty job. she pulled her gun because the clown was out of uniform. if any thing he should be suspended for a month. if he was doing up to 12omph on i95 that is not only dangerous it is stupid. it is one of the most traveled roads in florida

  58. pyeatte says:

    Someone needs to read these idiots the riot act. There is no instance where police agencies should be patroling each other.

  59. Responds to Idiots (aka a Troll) says:

    Real Life Super Troopers.

    1. Jonny Ninja says:

      LOL I beat you to the punch just barely

      1. James Benoit says:

        ^^^^^^^^^ beat you both! LOL! Great flick!

  60. Robert Ochampaugh Jr. says:

    What part of “the Miami cop was doing 120 MPH” dont you people get? Any of you cops that are saying that the FHP officer had no right to pull him over are nothing more than HYPOCRITES! What makes the officer that was BREAKING THE LAW above the law??? I really could care less if he was on his way to an off duty detail or not. Ive been late to work as well and guess what, I STILL HAD TO OBEY THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT! Cops are supposed OBEY THE LAW as much as civilians are. That does not include driving off duty at DEADLY SPEEDS. Driving over 100 MPH will put me in jail with a FELONY charge, the Miami cop is no different than me and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law with felony charges just like anyone else would be.

  61. Don Keefhardt says:


  62. Jonny Ninja says:

    Holy $h!t.. It’s just like “Supertroopers” HAHAHAHAHAHA

  63. donuteater186 says:

    Why don’t they just come together and agree that they are both equally above the law? Maybe shoot a few “civilians” in a joint SWAT exercise to build camaraderie?

    1. Mark Matis says:

      NOW THAT’S the ticket!

  64. Billy says:

    I hope they have a full blown gang war and kill each other off. Maybe then the average citizen can go about their business undisturbed by petty citations from people that should be catching real criminals.

  65. Mike says:

    A lesson to FHP, you have disrespected the thin blue line. I suspect this is only the beginning and you deserve everything that may be coming your way.

    You turned your back on the brotherhood

    1. Morgan Hunt says:

      I hope that was tongue in cheek.cause if you’re serious you’re part of the “useful idiots” who are mouth breathing dolts. Cops are just criminals with the state and their union at their back.

    2. Mark Matis says:

      Oink, oink, oink! And you as well…

    3. Morgan Hunt says:

      So to you “the brotherhood” trumps the Bill of Rights and the entire justice system…just protect the brotherhood, don’t F with the brotherhood etc….dude that’s a very dangerous mindset for as a former Marine and CIA operative I know there are enough citizen who are totally fed up with our cops, so much so that the cops ,once turned against by the citizenry wouldn’t last a day.

    4. mike is wrong says:

      We decide if you go home at night boy. We are the REAL Brotherhood,NOT the cops.

    5. Humpy J. Brown says:

      Your mother turns her back on and bends over for the “brotherhood”. More like the “dumb blue line” if you are any indication.

    6. Whats wrong? says:

      The cop was off duty running to his second job as a pizza driver and your not worried about him going over 120+ mph to get there?

      Cops may bend the rules for themselves, but the off duty cop went way too far.

      1. Jim Nassion says:

        When the City of Miami is in a budget crises and jobs need to go, I hope you and your brotherhood are the first to go!

    7. DrK says:

      Yeah, screw those citzens. We’re allowed to break any traffic law anytime for any reason. They’re the ones who have to obey the law, pay those outrageous fines and even more outrageous mandatory insurance premium increases. We don’t get enough salary and benefits; my God, they almost asked us to pay part of our health care last year! Oinkity oink oink.,

  66. Mark Matis says:

    If we’re lucky, this will turn into a shooting war, and BOTH sides will take out significant numbers of the others. But it is FAR MORE LIKELY this will all be buried behind the Blue Wall of Shame. The stench is overwhelming.

  67. John H. says:

    Everyone seems to forget, there are two sets of laws, one for the police and one for everyone else and we know that the police are above the laws set for everyone else.

  68. Bob says:

    Both of these Officers are a prime example of what happens when you lower your standards just to be politicly correct, and hire these idiots..

  69. Fred Fredsky says:

    Giving a ticket to a speeding cop? What’s next? Arresting them for planting fake evidence? Oh my god, what is this world coming to?

  70. JM in San Diego CA says:

    Over one weekend every spring, California and Nevada Police Departments participate in the annual Baker(CA) to Vegas Run, a relay race. On Sunday afternoon, they all drive home … and on I-15 southbound, all the ones we saw were driving like maniacs. Most of the speeding cars bore “Exempt” plates — government plates — and were decorated for the event So we certainly knew exactly whom we were looking at.

    G-D hypocrites!!!!

  71. Jimbo96 says:

    I am sorry to say that the FHP officer was so wrong in her traffic stop she should be immediately fired. There was no reason for her to pull her weapon and aim it at an uniformed officer in a marked patrol vehicle, and I can understand why the Miami Police are upset. The problem is that way too many innocent citizens are treated in the same manner, and I for one am glad that at least one agency is upset about an activity that it is as guilty of in many instances…but at least they weren’t with uniformed officers from other agencies, but rather felonious criminals using deadly force…

    1. lee says:

      You are so wrong in so many ways it defies comprehension. The simple question is were these officers speeding in the line of duty, or just doing so for their own reasons. If they had no reason they should receive the same conviction and punishment as any citizen. They should then be fired since they have shown a complete lack of judgment and ethics. Those are I believe requirements to carry a badge. To not do so is to set up a special privileged class above the law, and where do we go from there?

      1. BR says:

        So how many times have you been held at gunpoint while being given a speeding ticket? The question isn’t about speeding it’s about pulling a gun on a fellow officer that you know is not a treat. A gun is a deadly weapon and should only be pointed at someone that is a clear and present threat. Using it to make a point or intimidate is inexcusable. Imagine if it had gone off, then what? A cop killer that is a cop all over a speeding ticket.

      2. SheDidRight says:

        @BR Actually I have been at the end of a gun for a traffic stop. The US Military police standard practice for a night vehicle stop is to have one officer on each side, both with guns drawn and aimed. There is no direct threat needed they are just following procedures that have been in place since the 1970s. my infraction? I stopped short of a stop sign while another vehicle pulled away and got tagged for failure to move forward the next 6 feet and stop again adjacent to the sign before I rolled off. I’m not exactly the worst offender out there but the standard practice is for officers to confront with overwhelming force to forestall violence from drivers. Traffic stops are dangerous for police and a suspected stolen police vehicle warrants an exceptionally high degree of caution. The police officer (woman or not) was justified in using the weapon and restraint procedures used in the article with the undoubtedly hostile city LEO for both of their safety. The reaction of some people to a traffic stop includes “I don’t deserve this attack” type thinking. Which can lead to fight of flight reactions that can turn very violent when the person reacting is armed as the city LEO was at the time.

  72. Jukeman Schimes says:

    Don’t forget, when the cops do get in accident with you while going 120 MPH, it will be “your” fault. Yes, I’ve learned the hard way that their buddies will be investigating the wreck.

  73. C. Johnson says:

    What about failure to stop for blue lights? Resisting arrest? Reckless endangerment. Probably a lot of lane change with no signal at that speed as well. If anyone else did this they would get more than a gun pulled on them, probably beat up too and some drugs planted to meet the quota of arrests for that month so they can get more funding next time they need money. Cops have been out of control. Government is their god and they violently protect it. Fidelity to the law in all cases, but their own.

  74. Anton Chigruh III says:

    and these guys are suppose to serve and protect us???

  75. Tony R says:

    Once upon a time they could weed-out the bad cops, but not anymore! Thanks to unions. Just like the public schools.

  76. labillyboy says:

    Your cops down there have a big problem if some of them think it’s just fine to be driving 120, That Miami cop should have been jailed and relieved of duty. Not sure why they didn’t radio him to pull over once the pursuit started, or did they? Any Miami cop complaining about this should be fired. This is the equivalent of discharging a gun randomly down the highway, maybe worse.

    I ride with a friend who is a CHP officer and he does not speed when driving off duty, he has to clean up the mess from those who do and knows better. I imagine the Florida Trooper is the one who responds to high speed accidents and knows better. This Miami cop is lucky he didn’t kill someone, even a cop would get tossed in jail for that.

  77. Frank says:

    Cinfusing reigns in America. Forget God, forget it. Its over. Just sit back and watch the collapse, in morals, property, and lives…

  78. DawnJ says:

    Just goes to show you that some cops think they are above the law.

  79. perseus317 says:

    Sadly, what we see here is the attitude of MANY police offficers that they are somehow above the law, or translation: Laws do not apply to them. I have frequently admitted that police have a difficult job, but that is no excuse for breaking the same laws that they expect the rest of us to obey. Another unfortunate fact is the reality that cops tend to protect other cops, even when they do something illegal. We see all of the shows on TV, both fiction and reality, where law enforcement officers are seen doing what they are supposed to do – catching the bad guys. For a true picture of reality, we should probably also see internal affairs cops catching bad cops, because most large police forces have at least a small percentage of corrupt cops

  80. lee says:

    The simple question is were these officers speeding in the line of duty, or just doing so for their own reasons. If they had no reason they should receive the same conviction and punishment as any citizen. They should then be fired since they have shown a complete lack of judgement and ethics. Those are I beleive requirenments to carry a badge. To not do so is to set up a special priveledged class above the law, and where do we go from there?

  81. lee says:

    The simple question is were these officers speeding in the line of duty, or just doing so for their own reasons. If they had no reason they should receive the same conviction and punishment as any citizen. They should then be fired since they have shown a complete lack of judgment and ethics. Those are I believe requirements to carry a badge. To not do so is to set up a special privileged class above the law, and where do we go from there?

  82. Knightflyer says:

    As a officer in a small town ,Iwould have muc perfered dumping the waste on that patrolmans head.My God,as much as we have to do this day and age with angry people all around,and personally,I do not blame them.Their lives have been destroyed by obongo’s sell outs.Understand please,the Stae patrol is a tool that can be used at obongo’s whim where as local police dept’s serve the towns people as best we can.The Trooper that pulled over the off duty officer deserves everything coming her way.I do not back down from that

  83. Knightflyer says:

    I have had officers speeding because they were late, because of long winded meetings,getting to their assigned positions to give tickets for speeding.A clear dbbl standard exsist.As a CPL of my div. they were disciplined.Again understand please,all Highway patrol officers follow a differant beat of the drum.They can be nationalized, but local cops are members of the community and we do our best to PROTECT AND SERVE.Before all you english teachers out there start to critique my spelling and sentence design,I will be the first to admit I am the worst typist on Earth.

  84. Buzz says:

    I thought everybody in Miami ignores speed laws.

  85. lee says:

    This is obviously the same attitude they had at Penn State! Cover your buddies rear end even if he is raping little boys! I am proud of the officer that pulled this criminal with a badge over! Garbage like this goes on, they protect each other and then the police wonder why they are losing the respect of the public! Isn’t this the same kind of code they have in the prison population? Don’t rat each other out? But aren’t the police being paid to enforce the law? Stop ALL law breakers. There are laws and they apply to EVERYONE! Just because you have a badge doesn’t exempt you! I had a local fireman’s wife run into my car. It was PLAINLY her fault because I wasn’t even moving! The police report blamed it on me! Corruption!

  86. howard_feinski says:

    IT’s hilarious. Like toddlers fighting on the playground. The bosses will get the ticket erased.
    But as common citizens we can say nothing to a cop’s judgment in the field. I guess it’s best. Ho-hum.

  87. Mary Wright says:

    Well THANK GOD the union is involved. We are all safe now!

  88. BR says:

    I was nearly run off the road on I95 by a HP cruiser. He must have been traveling easy 100+ mph and cut in front of my van from the left lane then slammed on his breaks trying to make an exit and almost went sideways, nice black tire clouds from it and that lovely burnt rubber smell.. No lights, just hauling ass. If I wouldn’t have been paying attention and have been pulling onto that off ramp I would have hit him right in the ass, no avoiding it. Its’ one thing to rush to accident but a totally different thing to cause one. Thank God I saw him coming. Then two weeks later I get a call to donate money to support the state troopers! Lets just say I declined.

  89. Truth Detector says:

    That law enforcers disobey the laws they enforce is hardly news.

    When will they clean the uniforms and badges they’ve soiled?

  90. MJ's_doctor says:

    Everything in My-yami is a corrupt, parasitic islander. Taze ’em.

  91. jeff says:

    Reckless speeding….vandalism of police property…petty terrorism.

    Further proof LE is nothing but another armed gang.

  92. keydl says:

    Revenue Rangers having a tiff?

    FHP is following the law – the cop drives for a living and the driving license should be parked for a year for reckless driving.

    The supervisor that ‘advised’ her to stop pursuit should be disciplined with a letter in his file that prevents advancement for 10 years or demoted for cause.

    If the feces aficionado is found his law enforcement card should be publicly withdrawn so he cannot work in the field.

    If the union persists with their disinformation campaign they ought to loose the incorporation privilege and be personally responsible for all members behavior, same as the union should pay for the damage they caused in the WI Capitol building.

    That I regularly see traffic violations by deputies and troopers and hear that they write tickets for the same offenses shows me the system is broken.

    My family includes 2 deputies a marshal and a retired NYC cop – I did 3 years Shore Patrol in the Navy.

    A couple of years ago I probably saved a deputies life by stopping on a left turn to give way to a marked patrol with NO lights at all – 20 min after sunset – run a red light in the right turn lane with no seat belt visible in my headlights. I had a permit load tha grossed 102K # and a 4axle tractor – him hitting me at over 70 and booting hard it would have been rough on me and bad for him.

  93. John Sheridan says:

    Look at it this way. No normal person wants to drive 120MPH on the highway, most cops included. Even in an emergency, the objective is to get there, not become another incident requiring even MORE resources to handle. The Miami cop was in the wrong. Saying that, the incident could have been handled differently. In the old days, once it was determined that it was not stolen and an authorized officer was driving it, I would have read him the riot act, gotten the name and number of his supervisor and called him on the spot and asked him to explain why he was doing 120 enroute to an off duty job and if he wanted him to get a citation. The result would be he would lost the privilege of a take home car and probably be investigated by IA. That was the old days, these days, things are quite different. As you can see, the encounter was video and audio taped by a system that goes on when the overhead lights go on.
    Since it was a ‘pursuit’, it would quite possibly be reviewed by management(and as was the case, the world). Once she made the decision to go after the Miami unit, the rest of the scenario was almost predetermined the way the job is structured these days. Also it should be understood that this occurred on the Florida turnpike. The turnpike is patrolled by a special troop, Troop K, who have been known to give citations to uniformed FHP personnel. So Miami PD should not feel picked on by FHP as it was not a deliberate attack against Miami PD.

  94. rich says:

    I’m a stockbroker and I have to take ethics exams repeatedly to keep my licenses.. Do cops have to take any ongoing exams on ethics or anything? anyone know???? anyone have an opinion on this ????

  95. Sterling Headset says:

    And these 120 mph zealots want to steal food from my children’s plate because they saw me driving 36 without a seat belt.

  96. DB1954x says:

    The woman trooper broke the law and regulations in drawing her firearm unnecessarily and pointing it at another officer whom she KNEW was a police officer. And it was also a far more series breach of the law than speeding. I live in Florida, and I’m tellling you, FHP is as good a cop shop as can be, but women officers are, IMHO, useless as tits on a boar hog.

    1. DB1954x says:

      Serious breach * (hey it’s late; I need to get to bed)

  97. FS says:

    off topic sorta but … my friend growing up had an older sister married to a Deputy Sheriff. The Deputy smoked pot. Many times I saw him burning joints. Yet, he’d bust other people for it. I learned at an early age how there are laws for them and laws for us. Wish I had a cop in MY family! The closest anyone came to cops in my family were fighting them. An uncle of mine fought a cop once and he literally grabbed the cop by his ankles and bonked his head into the ground. This was back in the day though .. 50’s or early 60’s. Do that today and your butt will get time.

  98. Royd Allies says:

    II love it. They’ll be so busy policing each other that they won’t have time to give Joe Citizen a ticket for 5 mph over the speed limit. Now, if we could only get TSA involved.

    1. Kujo says:

      Love it! I hate the TSA.

  99. burt says:

    They make me sick, and they all do it. They speed anytime they want, and they all cover each others azzes. You got a badge? You can break the law. And what are ‘off duty’ cops doing driving ‘taxpayer’ vehicles? Their civilian bosses are as guilty as they are. Local, county, and state…..they all cover each others azzes.

    Kudos to the female trooper.

  100. BK Martin says:

    alright kids if you can’t play nice then we’re going to have to take away your firearms and badges before someone gets hurt. Do you all need a time out?

  101. J Brown says:

    The K9 unit is the one who should be concerned, you know how cops always shoot the dog first…………..

  102. Michael Carrigan says:

    It is apparent that LEO’s are not subject to the same rules/regulations/laws as the citizen’s they are policing. If there is any fault to be levied at the point of origin, it is that (in all liklihood) the ticketing/detaining officer is guilty of the very same infraction at some point in her career.

    No doubt there is a double standard.

  103. TeaRunner says:

    Who was in need? The guy was going to his second job. Lights are required to be on when responding to a call and they all have radios. Next time, read the article before putting that G.E.D. On display.

  104. Zach says:

    Its an absolute pleasure to watch these two party’s not have solidarity. Both sides are as crooked as some of these criminals we have on the streets. In bigger news… Revolution is coming and these idiots won’t be ready.

  105. Jef Shaffer says:


  106. well well well says:

    I like cheese in a can.

  107. Karl Magnus says:

    Is not an OFF DUTY cop NOT subject to the same laws as the rest of us?
    Kudos to off-duty cops who don’t flash their badge and expect special treatment.


  108. Jef Shaffer says:


    Joe the policeman had a blow out on tInterstate 95 yesterday as he traveled north on Interstate 95. This caused a chain reaction accident that killed 3 citizens. Police are investigating the accident. The officer was not injured.

    These guys and gals are about collecting money for the system. They also teach us to stay in line or the government will make you pay with a lot of money and your time. Never getting a ticket means that you are lucky and really well trained. because even though we do not mean to, everyone speeds.

    On a long trip II clocked the speed limit, 10 miles over the speed limit, and then 20 miles over. The amount of time that you pick up in an hour is a couple of minutes. Therefore, and you can prove this for yourself, speeding to get anywhere is not worth the risk. Set your cruse control at 7 miles over the limit and relax. Then, check out your GPS andcall your destination and give them your ETA. Stop givivg the state your hrd earned money. THAT WAY THE COPS WILL HAVE AN EASIER TIME SPEEDING TO THEIR SECOND JOB AT THE MENS DEPARTMENT AT MACYS> LoL

  109. nunya says:

    He broke the law, and he paid the price. Sorry thuggies, you are not immune to the laws you purport to uphold. Ever.

  110. RoadDog says:

    That’s what you get when you let a woman do a man’s job.

  111. Anonymous says:

    Off duty means this man was acting like a criminal. The Miami officer should be fired for what he did. The FHP officer for all we know may be the only honest cop in Florida.

    Professional courtesy no longer exists in our society. Due to the internet everything gets out. Deal with it. Things are done differently now and unfortunately for police, politicians and government officials, the internet is watching you. Stop the cronyism and nepotism. Loosen laws to reflect society’s true nature and desire for liberty or we will hang every single last one of you when this debt bubble bursts.

  112. Tommy says:

    They seem to be more worried about who turned them in than the fact that they were speeding for no good reason. Policemen should not be immune to laws and should get speeding tickets like the rest of us if they break the law.

  113. gfhgf says:

    If I got a $500 ticket from dome cop, I would want to leave my personal trademark on his face, let alone his vehicle.

  114. sean says:

    Cops self-destructing, Perfect.
    Carry on, “officers”.

  115. An Eagle Scout says:

    Maybe they should hire cops with an IQ higher than your average head of cabbage.

    If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times – I’ve never met a cop I needed or wanted around my person in my 45 years on this planet.

  116. caligula says:

    Super Pooper Troopers

  117. caligula says:

    Super Troopers

  118. Kujo says:

    First off…..the comment from Avenger about a woman doing the job is wrong……really? Probably do not get laid enough and you are upset about it. Not every female has a chip on her shoulder, honestly, they don’t. I have been working in law enforcement since I was 15 (explorers) and have been a Marine, military police officer, DOD officer, etc. for over 15 yrs. I do not speed, have a chip on my shoulder nor feel that I am above the law.

    I help people.

    The trooper that pulled the wreckless driver over was a female. Please RE-READ the story above. If you are going over 120 mph in a vehicle, surely you stole the damn thing. It does not matter if it is a cop car or not. This time, it just happened to be a police officer driving. Yes, I would have drawn my gun too. At that speed, he should have gone to jail. Period.

    She did the right thing and upheld the law. He still got off easier than expected and did not go to jail.

    Cut her a break. Question: What if this speeding officer hit the back of your vehicle? Answer: You would not be reading this article.

  119. v for vendetta says:

    as a resident of miami-dade county..I am a witness to the police officers abusing “authority”…and believe it or not..its mainly the hispanic/cuban cops that are out of control..half of them dont even know the law..or are unfamiliar with the US constitution.

  120. Chris says:

    Is anyone else sick of the idiotic speech cadence that is being “taught” in “journalism ‘school'”? This dweeb epitomizes crappy reporting. The gallon jug props? Holy lameness.

  121. Daryl says:

    I never thought I would say this in my life, but that union spokesman was well spoken.

  122. bs cops says:

    Just like two gangs fighting.

  123. PS says:

    The crips and the bloods fighting over turf. They do have fancier uniforms and fewer tats., but otherwise the same mentality. Traffic cops are no more than armed,mobile toll booth operators extracting, “protection money” from their victims.

  124. Mannie says:

    Cops get really testy when they are revealed to be criminals. And most of them are criminals. Petty criminals, mostly, but habitual ones. They know their fellow criminals will protect and shield them. It’s ca;;ed The Blue Wall of Silence. The worst thing you can do, is to be an honest cop and bust a fellow gang member. That’s what they are, nothing more than a gang. They may be our gang, and necessary, but they are nothing more than licensed thugs.

  125. Earl Smith says:

    Cops from all agencies need to SLOW DOWN when driving. Just because the Squad Car will do 140mph does not mean you have to go that fast. If it’s a pursuit, then there’s not much of a choice. I often see Cops SPEEDING by me on the Highways, only to find when i pass the incident that it is just a minor problem. When the FHP Officer was told by Supervision to “back off” the Miami Cop, she should have done so; That was total insubordination. I think this situation was a lose lose for all involved. FHP and Miami PD need to both take a deep breath, step back, and shake this thing off before it gets out of control. Miami PD please slow down. FHP please respect other Officers while in uniform. Everyone PLEASE SLOW IT DOWN!!!! You all may need to rely on each other for help someday. Don’t let one bad situation overrun your common sense!!

  126. Wooly says:

    There are ways to handle things.
    The police officer should not have been going 120 mph in a residential section.
    The FHP should not have pulled the cop over by way of threat of deadly force..

  127. Dave Tucker says:

    This is absurd. Cops, while their jobs are tough and their actions quite noble, are some of the biggest lawbreakers when it comes to highway activities. The idea that cops around the state are harassing this patrol woman and making negative and even veiled threats against go to show just how deep the hypocrisy runs in police organizations around the country. It is BS that cops are better drivers, etc. At 48 I’ve been driving longer than some of these guys have been alive. It’s just another system of taxation where rich people can afford to speed because they can afford the tickets and the lawyers to get them off. I love the police but the hypocrisy on speeding is absurd. This off-duty guy should be fired, immediately, loss of pension, etc. And anyone that’s threatened this woman should be fired as well. The arresting officer should be put in charge of the FHP. Less corruption for the cops, they should have to follow the rules, too. If they don’t like the rules, let’s change the rules.

  128. ed Smith says:

    We had the same problem with “speeding cops” her in Southern Illinois till two years ago. Then a cop was doing 120 m.p.h. talking to his girlfriend on his cel, lost control of his police car and crossed the median and killed two women. IS THAT WHAT II IS GOING TO TAKE, ANOTHER FATALITY OF MAYBE SOMEONE YOU LOVE, to finally have police officers start doing what is right, and stop endangering the public that they were hired to protect. THANK YOU FHP, FOR DOING YOUR JOB.

  129. tony says:

    cops have turned into nazi’s in this country..

  130. Geof says:

    FHP is wrong, she should have stopped the officer for a warning, contact the supervisor but handcuffing and releasing video was wrong. How can other officers trust someone grandstanding like that.

    It should be a warning only.

  131. Rebs says:

    I think that all of them need to grow up!! I think that the FHP trooper over reacted but also applaud her for stopping a reckless driver! The miami cop should be treated like any other citizen…so I agree with all of you. Any other citizen would have their day in court, guilty or not guilty and fine or no fine. All of you idiots that armchair quarterback bitch and moan about treating that cop like anyone else but then bitch and moan because you think he should be punished more than a normal citizen. None of you morons can make up your minds! Give the guy his day in court and let it be handled. I personally think he is guilty but that is what due process is all about. Finally all of your Troopers and Cops need to grow the hell up and represent that badge with some damn honor and dignity. You ARE held to a higher standard!!

  132. kyle says:

    I find it funny that people will say that Police shouldn’t get special treatment until something like this comes out and suddenly the same people feel that the trooper should have ignored the law.

    Get some consistency folks. I have no problem with professional courtesy but everything MUST have it’s limits. The LEO community is supposed to serve and protect ALL citizens. More power to the trooper.

  133. Rocky says:

    Miami = Banana Republic

  134. seanoairborne says:

    I agree that the lady PO did the right thing by pulling this other PO over.However,putting a gun to his head after seeing him in uniform was way over the top.She should have holstered the gun upon seeing the uniform,but she didn’t so she’s just as much of the problem as the Miami cop.She continued to overreact when clearly she should not have.Cop or not,having a gun pointed at your head is serious business,no matter what the justification,unless the guy is wearing civilian cloths,in which case she would have been right.But she was wrong to carry it as far as she did!

  135. David says:

    FHP has my utmost respect and support on this one. That off duty police officer was in the wrong, he placed others in danger by his agressive and dangerous driving habits. He should be placed under observation, suspended until he attends a drivers education and anger management courses just like us little people. “I’m late for my job” what a B.S. excuse that one is. If I drove my car as reckless as he did his I would have had about twenty police cars chasing me down. Most likley placed in cuffs and thrown in jail. As far as I’m concerned this Miami PD crossed the line and should nolonger be considered a cop but rather a crimminal for what he did including the ones rallying against FHP.

  136. X from Tampa says:

    FHP did the right thing. Doing double the speed limit is an arrestable offense. Public endangerment. Miami PD are just pissed they finally got caught.

  137. FormerCopIn4thLargestCity says:

    State troopers are arrogant pricks.They think they are the cream of law enforcement, but they don’t deal with one tenth of the crap a big city cop working a rough neighborhood deals with.I’ve seen them do many tactically stupid things over the years because they have no 6th sense when it comes to officer safety.I heard many stories in my career of them pulling over off-duty cops and writing tickets.Even know of one story where one of them got behind a marked city unit and yelled at them over the p.a. to slow down.The city cops “saluted” them and sped on.I remember a homicide where a shiny new TX Ranger tagged along behind a big city homicide detective.Why?To learn how to investigate a murder! Worthless ticket writers …..

  138. lee says:

    This is obviously the same attitude they had at Penn State! Cover your buddies rear end even if he is raping little boys! I am proud of the officer that pulled this criminal with a badge over! They protect each other and then the police wonder why they are losing the respect of the public! Isn’t this the same kind of code they have in the prison population? Don’t rat each other out? But aren’t the police being paid to enforce the law? Stop ALL law breakers. There are laws and they apply to EVERYONE! Just because you have a badge doesn’t exempt you! I had a local fireman’s wife run into my car. It was PLAINLY her fault because I wasn’t even moving! The police report blamed it on me! Corruption!

  139. nolie says:

    In my state, local cops will not write tickets on other cops or their families or their friends and will usually protect them when they committ any othe criminal act. They are taught this during their training process. On the other hand, the state highway patrol is required to treat cops like any other criminal when they break the law. I suspect it is the same in FL.

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