You Just Won't Believe This Reckless Cop and How This Story Ended

If watching this police car camera footage and more importantly, learning what took place after the incident ended, doesn’t make you angry, then you’re probably walking around with a glowing ring over your head… Off-duty Baton Rouge (Louisiana) police officer David Stewart was driving his patrol car on April 30, 2012, just outside his jurisdiction, when he noticed a Ford F-150 truck driving erratically and nearly twice the 45 mph (72km/h) speed limit. Stewart decided to take action and signaled the truck to pull over. The Ford driver continued to disregard the cop for a few miles, but in the end, he decided to pull over. In the dashcam video, we hear Stewart telling the middle-age man “What the hell is wrong with you?”. The man then approaches the officer who tells him to back up. Stewart alerts the Livingston deputies and asks for the driver’s license – and here’s the million dollar surprise: instead of a driver’s license, the man pulls out a cop badge from his wallet! As it turns out, the motorist in the truck was also an off-duty Baton Rouge police officer named Brian L. Harrison! But wait, this story gets worse… A furious Cpl. Brian L. Harrison tells Stewart that he is way out of his jurisdiction! Can you believe that? After calling off the alert to the police station, Stewart tells him “My kids are on that road”, referring to the street that Harrison was speeding, to which he replies, “I don’t care”. “That’s what’s wrong with police officers like you,” Stewart responded. “You ought not be a police officer.” “You’re exactly right,” replied Harrison, who is assigned to the department’s Air Support Unit. Before Harrison left the scene , he gave Stewart the middle finger. As reported from The Advocate, later in the same day, Harrison sent an email to Stewart that read: “I understand you are new and want to pull everyone over but please … sometimes give it a rest. The best thing you could have done was get on I-12 and go to work.” We’ll remind that you in a similar incident in Florida a couple of years ago, an on-duty cop had no problem arresting an off-duty fellow officer in a marked car for speeding. The Baton Rouge incident reached the police department’s supervisor who said he was “shocked” by Harrison’s actions and wrote the following in a report: “When it got to the point that Cpl. Harrison identified himself as a Baton Rouge police officer, I feel that he was beyond his capacity of a police officer and was a violator of several traffic infractions and needed to be treated as such.” Nevertheless, the internal affairs documents that arrived in the hands of The Advocate through a public records request, said that the incident “prompted an internal investigation that led to verbal counseling for both Harrison and Stewart“, or in other words, not even a slap on the wrist, which is a true slap in the face for everyone else…

  • MarketAndChurch

    yes, “give it a rest” when a fellow public employee legitimately endangers the public safety, but go back to raping the citizens with your chicken-shit tickets that pays for your bloated pensions. Good one, I hope karma catches up to Bryan Harrison, and keep up the good work David Stewart!

    • Mobis21

      You sound angry. Did you have a bad experience with the police?

  • john1168

    WOW!!! I don’t even know what to say…..

  • joecartoon22

    this is what gives cops a bad name…

    • cooper

      Neither one these idiots deserve to police officers.

  • drano66

    If the offender was a Citizen the video would finished way before 5 minutes!
    Let say maybe 2 minutes max to call for back up, taze the sh*t out of the felon and call CNN to brag about it.

    What a disgrace!

  • Mobis21

    I don’t see any problem here. This was a case of cop vs cop and the cop who stopped the other cop lost. Case closed.

  • Joe R

    We have all met with officers like this…Bryan Harrison needs to be fired!!!!!!!

  • Wandering_Spirit

    That’s a good example of what happens when a good officer who wants to do his job meets a dick officer who uses the badge to justify reckless behaviours and abuse of his tinypeanut power. I’ll never stop saying i ain’t saint on the roads and don’t even hide that but this level of arrogance is just beyond any level of acceptability. I’d have laid that dick off and let him go collect trash for the rest of his life. People like that shouldn’t be officers, neither on the road, nor in an office. Saw many of those in Europe too, especially down South.

  • trent

    Both cops are dumb azzes. Oh and its not F150 but 250.

  • Because he has a badge he thinks he is the boss….. lock him up!!!

  • jh

    “that’s what’s wrong with the world”… good quote and damn true!

  • cooper

    Try living in Florida. Everyday going to work we get basically blown off the road on the 408 and turnpike with markets police cars going well over 90 mph in a 65 to 70 mph zones. And yes, the lights and sirens are never on when the police go flying past.

  • Flasheroo

    Harrison is a typical PIG with a superiority complex,he,s better than everyone else.These are not surprising actions by either cop,Stewart let him go instead of arresting him.As soon as I saw Stewarts size I knew that there is no real leadership in his department either,imagine him in a foot chase or a real physical confrontation?All his dashcam did was prove everything I said!

  • FernRN

    Shameful, Harrison!! Stewart had every right to his actions and words! I hope this doesn’t discourage Officer Stewart in his career, because the dicks cannot win just by yelling and posturing. Harrison has made is known who he really is now and that will be enough next time he puts the public in danger. I hope!!

  • Mobis21

    Kriegar you are absolutely right. It is getting much worse and will not stop until people stop being sheep.