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Officer fired after he was caught drag racing while on duty


MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A Montgomery police officer was caught on camera drag racing, and it has cost him his job.

Montgomery resident Lawrence Lee Spillers recorded the video with a camera attached to his motorcycle helmet Sunday afternoon and posted it on YouTube.

The five-minute video starts out with Spillers and the uniformed officer stopped at a red light on Eastern Boulevard in Montgomery. Spillers asks the officer if he wants to race.

“I got turbo,” the unidentified officer responds.

That’s when the light turns green and the two take off.

Montgomery Police Chief Kevin Murphy says the video is upsetting.

“For the very thing that we are out here enforcing the law, for an officer to cross that line and violate it, there’s no excuse. I will not tolerate it and he is no longer wearing the badge,” the chief said.

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