Police Sergeant Arrested For Hitting Fleeing Suspect With Car

The suspected drug dealer was hit by the sergeant's patrol car.

Jersey City, NJ - A Jersey City police sergeant who struck a fleeing man with his patrol SUV in August was charged Jan. 12 with fourth-degree assault by auto, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez.

Sgt. John Ransom was arrested Jan. 12 and charged with assault by auto causing serious bodily harm, according to The Jersey Journal.

"Officers who abuse their power and break the law will be held accountable for their actions," Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. "The office of the Hudson County prosecutor will continue to vigorously investigate and root out police misconduct and wrongdoing."

The incident started when police stated they watched Shiron Cooper participate in a drug transaction and they began following him at about 6:45 p.m., according to the police report.

The Jersey Journal reported that grainy 10-second long video footage from a security camera showed a vehicle running into Cooper, who was facing the car.

Sgt. Ransom stopped the car momentarily for about one second, and Cooper turned around and ran in the opposite direction. The police vehicle then accelerated toward Cooper and stopped again and Cooper could no longer be seen in the video.

Cooper told The Jersey Journal he ran from the police because he didn't know they were the police. He was hit twice by the car said he felt the tires run over him.

He says that he was unconscious for an undetermined amount of time.

The officer said in a report that Cooper “jumped into” the front of Sgt. Ransom’s SUV.

Cooper suffered abrasions, contusions and lacerations to his torso and head and had a fractured face, according to Suarez.

Police began the investigation into the incident in September.

Cooper told the Jersey Journal he feels lucky to be alive.

"He came out of nowhere and just hit me," Cooper told The Jersey Journal. "It came over me, the whole car ... it's crazy."

Cooper pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled dangerous substance and was sentenced to two years of probation.

Sgt. Ransom is due in court Feb 2.

@LEO0301 but there are plenty of cops who have voiced support for certain protests, and they get black balled by other cops. Am I making that up?

That act takes real bravery. Realizing a certain protest is bigger than the current law and risking your ass for your decision.

@laughingtyger no, those were the polls I'm referring to.

@laughingtyger yes, all of those accomplishments are great. But you don't judge the status of a group by their best subjects, just like you don't judge a group by its worst subjects. For every American millionaire, there are hundreds of people in poverty. Neither one alone shows the full picture.

@laughingtyger more to the point, every one of the figures you named would still be called nigger by a large portion of the population.

@Hi_estComnDenomn LMFAO! I am literally laughing out loud at the ridiculousness of your comment. Yes, you are making that up. I can only speak for the agency I worked for but no officer I know of has ever been black balled for their beliefs. Also, I uphold the constitution as a police officer. If you're not willing to do that you should probably chose another career. And no, I'm not willing to (or should I say, wasn't willing) to risk my job over a protest. That's just plain stupid and I am certain you wouldn't either. Fool!

@LEO0301 how can I be making it up when there's videos clearly showing its true?

@Hi_estComnDenomn LINK TO SOME PROOF otherwise you're full of it. You're not giving ANY sources for your claims. such as: "every one of the figures you named would still be called nigger by a large portion of the population." HORSE CRAP

How about this: black men are genetically programmed to rape. See? I can make stuff up too! How about this one ... black men are addicted to violence...OR kissing frogs will turn them into princes!!! BACK UP YOUR ASSERTIONS otherwise they are fantasy based propaganda

@Hi_estComnDenomn see laughingtyger's comment.

LowestCommDenom - And can you not read?? Don't run from the cops and the cops won't run you over!! It is really that simple so even you should be able to understand it. I have seen plenty of scumbags getting run over by cops and enjoyed every one!!

@laughingtyger I thought you would have gotten the hint by now that I'm not answering any of your requests until you go back and fill in the blanks on all those wrong videos you linked a few days ago, but you haven't.

Take care of that first, or we leave it where it lies.

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