Reserve Officer on Leave After Video Where She Says She Hates All Bicyclists and Wishes They Were Dead

A Santa Paula police volunteer officer has been placed on administrative leave after a video posted to her YouTube page of her talking about hating bicyclists was widely criticized on the Department’s…

Source: www.nbclosangeles.com

Unfortunately, motorist negativity (and even downright hatred) towards cyclists is not uncommon in California and throughout the country.  You don’t expect this from law enforcement officials, though.  As an attorney and advocate for bicyclists in Southern California, I can’t say I’m surprised.  I constantly see police officials placing blame for traffic collisions between motor vehicles and bikes without any legal justification and consistently ignoring the rule of law in CA which allows bikes to share the road with motorists.  This is despicable conduct on the part of a person sworn to uphold this law and to protect all citizens of a SoCal city including those who choose to get out and ride their bicycle in compliance with the law!

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