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DC Cop Dance-Off: Officer Defuses Teen Fight by Busting a Move

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By    |   Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 12:55 PM

A cop in Washington, D.C., had an impressive dance-off with a group of teen girls who were about to get in a fight on Monday, inventing the world's most awesome de-escalation tactic ever.

"Instead of us fighting, she tried to turn it around and make it something fun," said Aaliyah Taylor, a 17-year-old senior at Ballou High School, according to The Washington Post. "I never expected cops to be that cool. There are some good cops."

On Facebook, where Taylor posted a video of the dance battle that has now gone viral, she explained that the officer made a bet with her, then won that bet.

"So basically I was trynna (sic) get to this girl but the police told me to go home," she explained, "so we made this deal if I win u leave but if u win I step andddddd she step."

That's when the officer and the teen squared off on the 200 block of K Street SW, busting moves to the hit song "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" by Silentó.

As the song instructs its listeners to do, both the female officer and Taylor included the Nae Nae dance, as well as the Stanky Leg, in their routines, circling around each other in a scene reminiscent of Michael Jackson's "Beat It."

"I mostly hold my head down when I dance, so I didn’t really see her," Taylor said. "But when I looked at the video after, I was like 'Oh, she has some moves.'"

"It’s kind of embarrassing that this became so big. This is what we do everyday," said the officer, who declined to be identified because she didn't want the story to be about herself. She said she has been on the force for three years, and recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq.

"We are humans just like everyone else," Marinos Marinos, the secretary of the D.C. police union, told the newspaper. "Everyday we come in contact with thousands of citizens and almost all of them have positive outcomes."

"The viral video today of the First District Officer positively engaging with teens and diffusing the conflict yesterday in a manner that appropriately resolved the call is reflective of the many positive police-community interactions that take place daily in Washington, D.C." said D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier.
 

So basically I was trynna get to this girl but the police told me to go home so we made this deal if i win u leave but if u win I step andddddd she step 󾰴✌🏽️

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