$350 fine in 'embarrassing' street racing accident involving DC police cruiser

A former DC cop accused of driving with another cop in the northeast DC neighborhood last spring, which caused both cruisers to crash, pleaded guilty to reckless driving and agreed to pay a $350 fine to pay in US dollars.

A former DC cop accused of driving with another cop in the northeast DC neighborhood last spring, which led to the crash of both cruisers, has pleaded guilty to reckless driving and has agreed to face a fine of Paying $350.

Humias Khan, 25, who was a probationary officer at the time of the accident and was fired from the department soon after, pleaded guilty to the single count of reckless driving in a plea deal with DC Attorney General Karl’s office on March 14 March guilty Racine.

As part of the agreement, the bureau dismissed two other serious charges against Khan, including serious reckless driving causing property damage in excess of $1,000 and serious reckless driving causing bodily harm and bodily harm.

The Washington Post first reported the guilty plea on Monday. The plea deal requires Khan to pay a $100 fine and a $250 payment to the district’s fund for victims of violent crime.

The other officer in the accident, Jerrita Millington, 34, also pleaded guilty under a similar plea deal last September.

Millington, who remains with the department, is on “non-contact status” following an internal investigation, a DC police spokeswoman said.

According to court documents, in April 2021, Khan and Millington were in their police cruisers on Northeast Anacostia Avenue when they had a brief chat and then drove off with Millington in the lead. Both cruisers were reaching speeds of nearly 50 miles per hour – the speed limit was 20 – when Millington’s cruiser crossed in Khan’s path and he crashed into it, according to the documents.

The crash threw Millington’s cruiser through the intersection, where it then collided with a wooden fence, part of which was destroyed.

Both cruisers had passengers, and all four occupants reported minor injuries after the crash. Khan reported burns and lacerations on his right arm. Millington reported back pain and headaches. All officers were treated at a police and fire department clinic.

Authorities said both cruisers were totaled and estimated the damage at $21,800.

DC Police Chief Robert Contee called the crash, which occurred days before county officials unveiled their plan to tackle summer crime, as “embarrassing” for the department.

Like WTOP on Facebook and follow WTOP on Twitter and Instagram to share this and other articles.

Receive breaking news and daily headlines delivered to your email inbox by subscribing here.

© 2022 WTOP. All rights reserved. This website is not intended for users within the European Economic Area.