RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) - A video posted on YouTube shows a Virginia State Police Trooper hitting a skateboarder in Richmond.
The video was shot on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University.
The incident happened months again, but the video went viral Wednesday after skateboarding superstar Tony Hawk tweeted a link to it.
State Police issued the following statement to Richmond NBC affiliate WWBT :
"State police is aware of this edited video as this incident occurred approximately nine months ago in the City of Richmond near the VCU campus. This is not the full length video. Virginia State Police has seen the full video and investigated the crash following Department policy and procedures. The trooper did stop at the scene and followed proper Departmental procedures. The individual was assessed at the scene by emergency personnel for a minor injury but was not transported from the scene to the hospital. This is a personnel matter and state police does not have further comment on this incident."
The skateboarder, Tim Crawford, told WWBT he walked away with just a scratch and didn't even drop the bagel he was holding. He said Virginia State Police paid for his medical bill.
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