Off-duty cop shocked by bystanders' actions at horrific crash
A deadly crash on Monday left an off-duty cop with questions about the behavior of other witnesses
By Shaun Rabb
DALLAS — A deadly crash on Monday left a witness with questions about the behavior of other witnesses.
An off-duty Dallas police officer was first on the scene and says he's upset because of what he saw in the car and because he was one of the only witnesses who tried to save the victims.
“That’s when I started asking the gentleman in a white shirt who was standing there amongst the crowd of all these people, ‘Is there any way…does anybody have fire extinguishers? Just get me fire extinguishers,’” said Williams. “In my peripheral vision, in addition within a very close distance, you see people filming with their cell phones,” said Williams. “That’s what you see — a person’s actually dying in front of their eyes, and rather than you making it a priority, putting yourself in the role of a first responder, just to try to help out in some way, you choose your priority to be filming somebody’s death.”