Caught on camera: Suspect jumps from police car

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by KHOU.com staff

WHAS11.com

Posted on September 18, 2013 at 8:19 PM

DAYTON, Ohio -- Two police officers are in trouble after a man they had in custody nearly escaped from the back of their patrol car.

Video from inside the unit shows the burglary suspect reach his arm out of the window, unlock the door and jump out. He fell hard to the pavement while the car was moving about 20 miles per hour.

The Dayton Police Department is trying to figure out why the man wasn't in handcuffs, and why the window was down.

The two officers could face disciplinary action for violating protocol.

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