DPD cop investigates bike accident, says BD needs permission to take his photo

There was a bike-vs-car accident on Thrusday evening at Bennett and Ross Avenues. Since BD had to go to the bank down the street, he grabbed a camera bag and drove to the scene. Shot about 20 photos of the scene in about 10 minutes.

BD will include those photos here. But that's not what this post is about.

It's about the DPD A&I (accident investigator) who arrived on the scene about ten minutes later. Immediately upon his arrival, the attitude of the already on-scene officers changes. One officer tells BD he needs to move way back, like way up on the CVS pharmacy parking lot, 'cuz really, he already took alot of photos. BD eventually got to stand his ground on the sidewalk, but only after the intervention of another officer who did not have an attitude. That officer stated the A&I told him to make BD back up (and we have that on tape).

But the A&I - this guy was a classic (fill in the blank with a nasty word of your choice). He's not out of the car with his flashlight ten seconds when he yells:

DO NOT TAKE MY PICTURE ..... YOU DO NOT HAVE MY PERMISSION TO TAKE MY PICTURE.

After a moment to get over the shock, BD yells back:

YOU ARE IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY. I DON'T NEED YOUR PERMISSION TO TAKE YOUR PICTURE.

Then BD proceeded to take his photo - lots of them. The A&I never flinched, but he's not happy. Sadly, he also set a poor example for the other officers on the scene. They are gonna need some serious retraining.

Here's the A&I's photo and some of the accident scene... guess I should have asked his permission to post this pic??

BTW - The victim was already on the way to hospital by the time BD arrived. The fluid on the ground is saline solution, used to rinse wounds. We have no word on his condition. If you have any information on him, send an email.

 
By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville