Fight Ends With Cop Battling Teen Girl ... In A Dance-Off

The incident is being lauded by President Obama.

A fight between two groups of teenagers earlier this week in Washington, D.C. ended with a battle of a different kind when a uniformed police officer entered into a dance battle with a teenage girl. The girl, identified by The Washington Post as 17-year-old Ballou High School senior Aaliyah Taylor, was among a group of onlookers who refused to disperse after the fight had been broken up when she approached the female officer and began dancing to Silentó's "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" playing on her cellphone. 

According to Taylor, the officer laughed off her Whip/Nae Nae, and, presumably, her Stanky Leg and told the surprised teen that she had better moves than that. 


That's when the dance battle started.

"Instead of us fighting, she tried to turn it around and make it something fun," Taylor told the Post. "I never expected cops to be that cool. There are some good cops."

Taylor even took the time to praise the dancing officer's skills. "I mostly hold my head down when I dance, so I didn't really see her," Taylor said in her Post interview. "But when I looked at the video after, I was like, 'Oh, she has some moves.' "

The video went viral shortly after Taylor posted the video to her Facebook wall, prompting praise of the unconventional de-escalation technique as "example of positive community policing" by The Washington Post "that helped defuse a tense situation," according to FOX 5 DC.

The video has reached the Oval Office, where President Obama weighed in on Twitter.

The police officer in the video requested to remain anonymous, telling The Post "it's kind of embarrassing that this became so big," adding "This is what we do every day."


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