A Washington police officer with less than a year on the job posted a video to Tik Tok bragging she is above the law and would not hesitate to use her authority on citizens not showing instant respect.
Federal Way police officer Breanna Straus ended up receiving a 10-hour unpaid suspension, the equivalent of a single shift.
Straus posted the video around July 1, describing it as a public service announcement, telling viewers that if they see a cop on the freeway driving behind them, they need to “get the f*ck out the way” or face getting pulled over on some trumped-up allegation.
“I can go 90 miles,” she said. “You can’t. You can’t do that so get the f*ck out of the way.
“If us officers stay behind you long enough, we can find a reason to pull you over so you might as well get the f*ck out of the way. Super simple, that’s all, you’re welcome.”
She finished the video by snapping her fingers. The caption on the video stated, “I’m not the only one thinking it.”
The video was first reported by KIRO 7 on July 1 which did not indicate when it was posted but the copy of the video they used indicated it had been online for about four hours.
A week later, the Federal Way Police Department said Straus would be suspended for a single shift for violating the department’s code of conduct policy in two areas, social media conduct and personal conduct, according to the Federal Way Mirror.
The original story went largely unnoticed by the rest of the country but it has been making the social media rounds this week.
Straus described herself on her LinkedIn resume from a few years ago as having “excellent people skills” as well as being an “excellent leader.”
Straus, who was sworn in as an officer on August 9, 2021, appears to have deleted her Tik Tok account. Watch the video below.