The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office is launching an investigation into why a couple of its deputies were allegedly drag-racing in their patrol vehicles last week.
The investigation comes after video surfaced of a racing event at Yello Belly Drag Strip in Grand Prairie, Texas on Thursday. Deputies in two patrol cars are seen racing, as a large crowd of spectators cheered and filmed on the sidelines.
Some witnesses who were in the crowd described the race as a bonding experience between law enforcement and members of the community. “In the eyes of the public, we saw it as a sign on positivity, based on [what] we have going on in this country," one participant said. “We don’t think it’ll be right if they got in trouble.”