GRAPHIC VIDEO: Houston Police Chief hits pedestrian with city vehicle

Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 2:55pm

Houston's Police Chief is taking disciplinary action against himself after he hit a pedestrian with his city vehicle.

The man in a light colored shirt was stepping off the curb when Chief Charles A. McClelland's black SUV made a left turn, hit the man, and sent him flying.

Police say the victim's arm was possibly broken.

Now McClelland says he's accepting one day suspension without pay.

Ordinarily, an off-duty officer would get a written reprimand. But he says that he wants the public to know he's holding himself to a higher standard.

In addition to his suspension, the incident will go on his driving record.

He says after the investigation he will also enroll in defensive driving.

McClelland has up to one year to set a date for his suspension.


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