WASHINGTON — Surveillance video played in a D.C. court Friday showed a truck as it plowed through busy Adams Morgan striking two police officers and a traffic control aide, sending them to the hospital.
A judge saw the video during a preliminary hearing for Brandon Figures-Mormon. He is charged with three counts of assault with intent to kill from the June 8 crash.
Testifying for the prosecution, lead detective Jed Worrell played the video showing an officer standing in the painted median when he was blindsided by the truck that was going much faster than other traffic.
“He annihilated him,” Worrell said.
Worrell testified that the passenger in Figures-Mormon’s truck told detectives that Figures-Mormon had been smoking concentrated marijuana from a pipe earlier in the evening at a night club, but that he did not seem affected by it.
The passenger told police he was horrified as Figures-Mormon bore down on the officers.
“(The passenger) said, ‘What are you doing? Stop! Stop!’ But then (Figures-Mormon) continued to accelerate,” Worrell said.
Worrell said the most seriously injured victim remains in the hospital and will need extensive rehabilitation to relearn how to walk.
The judge will decide if there’s enough evidence for the case to move forward.
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