Video Shows San Diego Police Officer Being Run Over By His Own Car

Video Shows San Diego Police Officer Being Run Over By His Own Car

A San Diego cop was nearly killed when a suspect stole the cruiser and ran over him, but it was all caught on video. The crazy suspect was smiling as he did it.


Surveillance video of the officer being was shown in court Friday at the preliminary hearing for the man accused of being behind the wheel.

The traumatic video from the January incident shows William Bogard allegedly deliberately running over Officer Jeff Swett.

“I figured at that point in time he was going to kill me,” Swett said on the stand Friday. According to ABC affiliate KGTV-TV, Swett also testified that Bogard was smiling behind the wheel.

Swett described the “immediate pain” he felt as the car hit him. He said he was then propelled backward and “very forcefully hit the ground.” He suffered two broken arms, a broken leg and severe head and neck trauma, according to KGTV.

The incident began when police responded to a call that someone had broken into a house and was threatening those inside. When officers responded, Bogard allegedly stole Swett’s running car.

Another officer shot at the car, KGTV reported, striking Bogard in the leg. He testified Friday that he did so because he “was in fear for Jeff’s life and my own.”

Bogard was charged with two charges of attempted murder of a peace officer, assault with a deadly weapon, and charges related to the home break-in officers were responding to. Officer Swett is lucky he wasn’t hurt worse, and Bogard should be glad he wasn’t killed by cops as well.

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