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CHP: Culver City Police Cruiser vs. Pedestrian Incident Still Under Investigation

The California Highway Patrol did confirm that the Culver City Police officer was responding to a call when Karen Roc was hit while crossing Washington Boulevard at Prospect Avenue shortly before 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 14.

, the California Highway Patrol says the incident is still “under investigation.”

CHP Officer Karina Nunoz told Patch that the officer was traveling eastbound on Washington Boulevard at Prospect Avenue on Feb. 14 at 3:16 p.m. when Roc was struck while crossing northbound on Washington Boulevard.

Roc was taken to UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Westwood where she underwent surgery for a broken pelvis.

CHP did confirm there is no marked crosswalk at Washington and Prospect and that his wife was on her way to pick up their daughter from school when she was struck.

Patch asked if CHP could confirm scanner reports that the Culver City Police officer was en route to a call involving a fight on a Culver City bus when he struck Roc. Officer Nunoz said she could only confirm that the officer was responding to a call at the time but had no specifics.

Nunoz also said CHP could not release any information regarding the speed the officer was traveling or the name of the officer involved while the incident is still under investigation.

There is still no timeline as to when the investigation will be complete.

Because the incident involved a Culver City Police officer, protocol dictates that CHP must investigate the incident and not Culver City Police.

Patch is in regular contact with Philippe Roc, who says his wife is still in hospital but is getting better.

Patch will bring you more details as they become available.

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glen February 22, 2013 at 02:48 PM
I have observed CC police doing hazardous driving several times. One afternoon on Sepulveda a CC police car pulled away from curb suddenly, without looking, without signalling, missing my front right fender by two inches. Half a block down the street they nabbed somebody, but hey would it be too much to ask for a little over-the-shoulder glance, a little tiny signalling, eh?
Diane Davidson February 22, 2013 at 07:26 PM
Gee, I wonder what the bad guy did??
CulverCityNative February 26, 2013 at 05:53 PM
Here's how to really see how police work works. Listen to the PD as you drive around CC (or any city). You'll need a scanner (now a digital one for CC, and in SM there is no way to monitor those that "serve and protect" us, as they are encrypted, but that's another story), and will need to learn to understand the "lingo". But, once you do, you'll find that CDPD (and others) respond to calls that are not tagged as "code 3" or even require an immediate response in a much "accelerated" manor. They do it because they can, until they run someone over. Much fun to watch those that are watching us.

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