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A police officer ended up receiving a minor suspension as punishment for posting a TikTok where she told people to 'get the f**k out the way'.
The Federal Way Police Department investigated the video and found that officer Breanna Straus had committed two violations of their code of conduct.
Sometimes when the police venture onto TikTok, it's to explain something to the public which many people would like to know, but in this case, it felt more like an officer venting to drivers.
Officer Straus filmed herself in uniform sitting in a patrol car telling people they should move aside if they saw a cop car on the road.
She said: "PSA to everyone out there, I'm speaking for myself but I'm probably speaking for a large majority of other officers out there.
"If we're driving on the freeway in our police car get the f**k out of the way, get the f**k out the way.
"If you merge and we follow behind you and we merge too you're probably in trouble, best way to find that out is to get the f**k out of the way."
Sticking to the theme of telling other motorists to 'get the f**k out of the way', the officer continued by outlining the difference in power police had over other motorists on the road.
"I can go 90 miles an hour, you can't, you can't do that. So get the f**k out the way.
"If us officers stay behind you long enough we can find a reason to pull you over, so you might as well get the f**k out the way.
"Super simple, that's all, you're welcome."
The officer was found to have violated the FWPD's code of conduct twice and as punishment, Straus received a 10 hour suspension without pay, the equivalent of one shift on the job.
FWPD commander Kurt Schwan said that officer Straus, who was sworn into the police in 2021, had no previous disciplinary issues.
The FWPD also released a statement on the matter, saying the TikTok video 'does not represent the core values and practices of our police department'.
With the video posted online, many people were very concerned with the officer's comments, with one person describing her attitude as 'terrifying' and fearing it would lead to an 'abuse of power'.
Plenty were worried about the officer's comments that 'we can find a reason to pull you over', with commenters saying it was videos like this which fuelled a 'distrust and disconnect' between the public and the police.
Others pointed out that her claim 'I can go 90 miles an hour, you can't' didn't really hold up unless she put on the lights and siren, at which point the driver in front would then know to move their vehicle.
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