Houston Police Chief Suspended 1 Day for Accident 9/20/13
HOUSTON - Houston's police chief says he's accepted a one-day
suspension and will take a defensive-driving course after a traffic accident in
which he hit a pedestrian while driving into work earlier this month.
Chief Charles McClelland said Thursday that the Sept. 4 accident was his
fault. In a video of the accident, McClelland can be seen turning his city-owned
vehicle at a downtown intersection and knocking down a pedestrian who was in the
crosswalk. McClelland said he didn't see the man, who had a green light to walk
across the street.
"I am the boss; I should take a bigger discipline. This is why I am
accepting my suspension," McClelland said in a tweet Thursday on the police
department's official Twitter account.
The pedestrian suffered minor injuries.