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Woman Broadcasting Live on Social Media Arrested During Fort Worth Hit-and-Run Investigation

On Sunday, June 23, 2024, at 3:26 a.m., Fort Worth Police officers responded to a hit-and-run vehicle collision near the 1000 block of Foch St. The incident involved a suspected intoxicated driver who crashed into another vehicle and a structure before fleeing the scene on foot.

While officers were investigating, Carolyn Rodriguez, a resident uninvolved with the accident and broadcasting live on her social media page, approached the police. An officer advised Rodriguez multiple times to move across the street. When she failed to comply, she was placed under arrest.

During the arrest, an officer used force to take Rodriguez into custody. She sustained injuries and was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment. Rodriguez was later released from the hospital and booked into jail.

This incident, including the use of force, is being investigated by the Fort Worth Police Department Major Case and Internal Affairs Units to determine compliance with policies and procedures. Additionally, the Office of the Police Monitor has access to the investigation to ensure transparency and accountability. The involved officer, who has been with the Fort Worth Police Department for seven years, has been administratively reassigned out of patrol pending the outcome of the investigation.

The video being released contains footage from two cameras: parking lot video from a nearby business and the officer’s body camera footage. The footage is being released to uphold the commitment to transparency with the community.

The Fort Worth Police Department remains committed to holding its employees accountable and ensuring each officer meets all standards.

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