Dashcam footage shows Oak Park police officer being dragged by vehicle during traffic stop

Woman pulled over after allegedly shoplifting

An Oak Park police officer was dragged by a driver trying to flee a traffic stop.
An Oak Park police officer was dragged by a driver trying to flee a traffic stop.

OAK PARK, Mich. – A driver took off during a traffic stop Sunday, dragging an Oak Park police officer behind her vehicle.

Police stopped a Chevrolet Equinox about 4:45 p.m. after the driver was seen stealing clothes from Citi Trends at 9 Mile Road and Coolidge Highway.

The driver gave the officer her ID, but when he asked her to get out of the vehicle, she drove away, dragging him for about 20 feet. Police said the woman ran a red light to get away.

See dashcam footage in the video above.


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Larry Spruill Jr. joined the Local 4 News team in January 2018. Prior, he worked at WJAX in Jacksonville, Florida. Larry grew up as a military kid because his father is a retired Chief of the United States Air Force.