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Houston police chief punishes himself for hitting a pedestrian
Houston's police chief is taking disciplinary action against himself after he hit a pedestrian with his city vehicle.
You can see the man in a light-colored shirt stepping off the curb.
Chief Charles A. McClelland's black SUV makes a left turn and hits the man, sending him flying.
Police say the victim's arm was possibly broken.
Now McClelland says he's accepting a one-day suspension without pay.
Ordinarily, an off-duty officer would get a written reprimand.
He says he wants the public to know he's holding himself to a higher standard.
In addition to his suspension, the incident will go in his driving record.
He says after the investigation, he will also enroll in defensive driving.
McClelland has up to one year to set a date for his suspension.