Obama Praises Video of D.C. Cop's Dance Off With Teenager

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Obama Praises Video of D.C. Cop's Dance Off With Teenager

POTUS said video is "great example" of police and community relations.

Published October 30, 2015

President Obama praised a dance-off between a D.C. student and a police officer on his Twitter page Thursday. "Who knew community policing could involve the Nae Nae? Great example of police having fun while keeping us safe," POTUS wrote.

Before the dance battle between Aaliyah Taylor, 17, and another officer, there had been fights between groups of teens and officers were on the scene to break up the altercations, according to the Washington Post

Taylor then began playing "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" on her phone and challenged the officer in the video through dancing. The officer, who chose not be identified, did not take offense and instead showed off her own dance moves as well.

Taylor told The Post this experience changed the way she viewed police officers, after seeing her older siblings have negative encounters with authorities. “Instead of us fighting, she tried to turn it around and make it something fun,” Taylor said. “I never expected cops to be that cool. There are some good cops.”

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Written by Natelege Whaley


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