WEST PRICE HILL, Ohio (WXIX) – A Cincinnati Police cruiser was filmed crossing a crosswalk in West Price Hill that had two people in the middle.

Clayton Adams told FOX19 NOW he was driving on Glenway Avenue on Thursday afternoon when he came across a crosswalk on the corner of Relleum. His dash cam captured the cruiser crossing the crosswalk with two people carrying backpacks trying to cross.

After the cruiser passes, car after car can be seen driving past the pair before drivers stop and allow them to finish crossing the street.

A total of 15 cars cross the crosswalk with the pair standing right in the middle.

“The most surprising thing is without a doubt that an officer somehow refused to yield to pedestrians on the crosswalk. I think if he had stopped, all the traffic behind him would have stopped, so it was really disappointing,” Adams said.

Cincinnati police released a statement saying in part:

“An officer’s action does not define how District Three or the CPD operates. Pedestrian safety is and always has been a priority for our department and I continually stress to my officers how important respecting traffic and driving safely is in District Three, a district that sees so many pedestrians .

“I hope the police, the Cincinnati Police Department, can use this as a teachable moment and definitely train their officers to yield to pedestrians on the crosswalk,” Adams said.

The police department said several districts have placed pedestrian safety at the top of their priority list.

In District Three, they said they had just launched a traffic control campaign on Warsaw Avenue, about 2.5 km from where the incident happened on Thursday.

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