WATCH: Cop and Teen Defuse Tension by Having a Dance-Off
In a video that has since gone viral, a cop and a teen girl duke it out in a dance-off.
According to the Washington Post, Washington D.C. police told a group of teenagers who were allegedly fighting to disperse. When 17-year-old Aaliyah Taylor walked up to one officer and started playing music on her phone, the cop responded by boasting about her sweet dance moves and challenging the teenager to a dance-off.
It's unclear who won the dance competition, but unlike another video that went viral this week, no teenaged girls were violently brutalized in the encounter, so really, everybody won.
Sadly, not all of Taylor's interactions with the criminal justice system have been as positive. The Post notes:
For Taylor, she said the dance-off marked her first positive interaction with police officers in her neighborhood. She has six sisters and one brother and, according to Taylor, all have been arrested or detained for non-violent offenses like breaking curfew. Taylor, who said she’s never been arrested, recalls her siblings saying that the officers acted unnecessarily rude and rough during their arrests.
Watch the video below: