Bodycam footage shows Boynton Beach police officer being dragged by man's car

Officer pulled car over for expired tag, police say

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor, Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - Body camera footage obtained Wednesday by Local 10 News shows the moment a Boynton Beach police officer was dragged by a man's car during a traffic stop.

According to a Boynton Beach police report, the officer was on patrol Jan. 17 when she spotted a Cadillac with an expired tag and stopped the car.

Police said the officer gave the driver, later identified as Timothy Jones, 47, several commands for him to walk toward her and sit on the front of her patrol car, but he refused and kept putting his hands in his pockets, "looking around as if he were going to flee."

After the officer deployed her Taser, Jones stumbled back into the driver's seat, so the officer reached into the car and grabbed his keys to stop him from getting away, the video shows.

Police said Jones then pushed the officer, causing her to drop the keys, and he picked them up and started to drive away with the officer's arm still inside the car.

In the video, it appears Jones is yelling "Help!" and the officer is screaming "Stop" as he drags her with his car. 

Timothy Jones, 47, is accused of dragging a Boynton Beach police officer with his car during a traffic stop.

Police said the officer was dragged about 350 feet along Ocean Parkway before she was able to free herself. She was treated for road rash at Bethesda Memorial Hospital. 

Jones now faces multiple charges, including aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence.
 

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