Vegas PD Officer Rear Ends Rider, Then Chews Him Out

A Las Vegas motorcycle rider, identified as John Paul Rosario was on his way to work last month when he was caught up in some slow moving traffic.  You can see in the video when he passes the patrol car, and traffic slows again.  That's when John Paul slows to a stop to avoid a merging driver and is struck from behind by the Vegas PD officer.   Rosario described the incident to Hell For Leather magazine, "I was moving along between the sped of 5 to 15mph when I noticed the car on the left wanted to merge into my lane of travel. No biggie. I’m still making good time. So I take a defensive approach and move my bike to the far right near the white line. The car merging took a long time to merge. So I move back to the center lane and then slow to a stop. Not even a second goes by and bump…I turn my head and LVMPD cruiser gave me a love tap. Really!?!

Rosario thought his biggest problem at this point was being late for work.   "I thought I’d have to wait for the road supervisor to show and write up a report. I figured the cop would come up and (ask) Hey, are you okay"

But that's not what happened.  Rosario said the officer adopted an aggressive attitude, blaming him for stopping short.  He was  "full on Judge Dredd mode."

Rosario said this took place during the Dorner rampage in California so all the police were on edge, and he became concerned for his safety.  "He wouldn't let me get in a word to save my life. So I stayed focused and kept drinking my cup of SHUT THE F**K UP and enjoyed it. I was so pissed, you can hear me in the video having trouble talking."

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  1. by the video I am not sure what went on it seems that the bike rider stopped suddenly without reason the car coming in on him did not stop but merged slowly giving the rider plenty of space although it also is no obvious as to why the officer moved to the inside lane from the center lane, I agree with spencer this video is suspicious

  2. Bottom line, the police officer was wrong. It is also obvious, by the tone and aggressive stance of the officer, that he knew he screwed up and was trying his dam-nest to beat the motorcyclist in to submission.
    I have been riding for over thirty years and I too am in the public service sector. This behavior is inexcusable!
    I would have insisted on a supervisor to respond, or contacted the district attorney, after the fact.
    Sadly, there is a lot of bad apples even in law enforcement and the "thin blue line" covers up even the bad behavior.
    It is no wonder, that the public trust in Law enforcement is tainted and we have become a society with an "Us against Them" attitude.
    Too bad.

  3. What everyone has seemed to miss is that it doesnt matter if the rider stopped in the road or not for any reason,He could have had engine problems, the patrolmen DID NOT have control of his vehicle and rearended a motorist. If this would have been 2 motorist not of law enforcement the person that rearended the front car would have been ticketed for following to close and NOT HAVING CONTROL of their vehicle. As in another comment the officer didnt even ask if the rider was ok. He was worried about the report against him. And I too have A camera mounted to bike that runs as soon as I turn the key .

  4. Tip to the rider: The reason the guy took so long to merge over is because you moved to the extreme right side of your lane where he couldn't see you in his right-side rear view mirror. Since he couldn't see you he didn't know if it was safe to move over or not. You should have moved over to the extreme left side of your lane, where he could have seen you in his mirror and known you were giving him the lane. This whole situation would've been avoided and the officer wouldn't have had the opportunity to be so wrong…

  5. Dear LVPD management,
    If this had been one of my subordinates treating the public in this manner, There would be something in his file!!! I've been in L.E. since 1983 (Patrol, Investigations, SRT/SWAT, Desk Sgt, Patrol Sup). If I am ever visiting your fair city and one of your officers did this to me AND if you did nothing to correct the Officer's attitude, the Biven's suit against your fair city would spin your heads!

    There was NO reason for this Officer to act in such an unprofessional and confrontational manner… except for the fact that he knew he was in violation of Nev Rev Statutes 484B.127, perhaps?

  6. I really don't agree with you Spencer. And no, I'm not anti Cop. I am a Cop. The cop was following too fucking close, bottom line.

  7. First of all… dude just happens to have a helmet cam every time he rides? Second of all… why did the motorcycle brake when the car ahead of him was way up there and wasn't even braking? Third… the bike didn't brake to slow down, he came to a dead stop in the middle of the lane… again, when nobody was stopped in front of him. The bike rider obviously set this up.

  8. LVPD guy screws up, guy on bike rides defensively,giving the merging car som courtesy, and this is the grief he gets? seriouslt, WTF?

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