‘Poor judgment’: Florida cops caught misusing emergency lights for breakfast trip
A local media outlet in Florida says it caught at least five police cars from three different agencies using their emergency lights to get to a bakery for a breakfast snack.
“It was poor judgment on their behalf,” Miami-Dade police Maj. Nancy Perez told Local 10 News. “They understand and their supervisors will be taking action.”
Two Miccosukee police officers, two Miami-Dade police offices and one Miami police officer were involved in the incident.
One of the officers reportedly blocked oncoming traffic at an intersection so that all of the police cars could drive together, with their emergency lights on.
The five officers ended up at Karlo Bakery in Miami. But Local 10 News discovered there was no emergency at the location. The officers were having breakfast.
Parts of the breakfast trip were captured on video by a cell phone.
Perez told Local 10 News that the officers were headed to a training event, and that the bakery was nearby.
“It still doesn’t excuse putting the lights on,” Perez added.
Watch video, courtesy of Local 10 News, below.
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