Rochester, NY Police Cruiser Crashes into Driver’s Vehicle after Officer Forgets to Put it in Park During Traffic Stop

By Davy V.

Rochester, NY custom clothing designer Richard Greyfaces, of Greyfaces Clothing, had just pulled the Cadillac Escalade into the Sunoco gas station at the corner of W. Main and Reynolds Streets, when he noticed Rochester, NY Police officer Bryan Brown IBM# 2116 behind him with flashing lights.

Not sure if Brown was pulling him, or another vehicle over, Greyfaces did what most people would do in the same situation, he turned the vehicle off and remained seated.

“I didn’t know who he was pulling over, he got behind me and walked up to the truck really fast, then I heard boom!”, said Greyfaces, before adding, “The whole truck rocked, then the officer ran to his car and I got out to see what was going on, as I was scared and thought maybe another car had hit his car, then I saw the officer backing his car up and I asked him did somebody hit his car and he said ‘No, I forgot to put my car in park.’

Officer Brown then told Greyfaces that he had to report the accident to his Sergeant, and told Greyfaces to sit tight.

Several Rochester, NY Police officers soon arrived, followed by the Sgt. who looked at the damage to the Escalade’s rear.

Unbeknownst to Greyfaces, a white man, driving a beautiful Cadillac truck in the hood, Rochester Police officer Brown, had profiled him, a common practice, especially when it comes to the Rochester, NY Police department.

Then, to add insult to injury, after Rochester Police officer Bryan Brown profiles Greyfaces, smashes his RPD cruiser into the Escalade, and makes Greyfaces sit there until a Sergeant arrives, Rochester Police officer Joseph Vanderstyne, writes Greyfaces a ticket for an unregistered motor vehicle, even though the vehicle’s registration is valid until March of 2014.

But perhaps, the most interesting thing here is it shows just how thirsty these Rochester, NY Police officers are, profiling motorists, and so anxious to run up on innocent people, that they forget to put their cruisers in park.

“No, I forgot to put my car in park”?

Literally, Laughing My Ass Off!


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Davy V.

Davy V. is a Cuban-American Filmmaker, Video Producer, Photographer and Freelance Writer, best known for using the power of video and film to expose Police Brutality, Corruption and Misconduct. The son of the late Mario Vara, a community activist who for years fought against Police Brutality and Misconduct in Rochester, New York, Davy V. got his start in Television and Video by tagging along and working camera for his father's cable access television show, "La Voz Del Pueblo" (The Voice of The People). Davy V. later went on to produce and host "KEEP IT ON THE REEL", a cable access TV show with a mix of Hip Hop as well as issues affecting African-Americans and Latinos in Rochester, NY, such as Police Brutality and Misconduct. Some guests on the show included Treach, KayGee and Vinnie of Naughty by Nature, Method Man, Funkdoobiest, Da Youngstas, and the Rottin' Razkals. Davy V. won the U.S. ACM Video Festival Award for his Documentary, "R.P.D. EXPOSED!" about the Rochester, New York Police Department and their long history of misconduct, corruption and unnecessary killings of unarmed innocent citizens. "R.P.D. EXPOSED!" and Davy V.'s follow up, "R.P.D.: Badges of DISHONOR, CORRUPTION and MURDER!" were both screened at the National Hip Hop Political Convention at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. Davy V.'s work has been featured in publications such as THE SOURCE Hip Hop Magazine, URBAN AMERICA Magazine, The Ave. Magazine, Insider Magazine, La Voz Newspaper, Minority Reporter Newspaper, CNY LATINO Newspaper, DOWN Magazine, as well as on television news stations, and programs such as CNN and Inside Edition. In addition to his freelance writing, Davy V. also writes a monthly Op/Ed Column for LA VOZ Magazine and Minority Reporter Newspaper. In June 2012, Davy V. joined Cop Block as a regular contributor.