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Video: State Police Hit VCU Skateboarder 

State Police are calling this nine-month-old video that went viral on YouTube today a personnel matter. It shows an officer striking a skateborder near VCU.

Here's the full statement police released in response to an inquiry from Style.

State police is aware of this edited video as this incident occurred approximately nine months ago in the City of Richmond near the VCU campus. This is not the full length video. Virginia State Police has seen the full video and investigated the crash following Department policy and procedures. The trooper did stop at the scene and followed proper Departmental procedures. The individual was assessed at the scene by emergency personnel for a minor injury but was not transported from the scene to the hospital. This is a personnel matter and state police does not have further comment on this incident.

Pro-skater Tony Hawk shared the video on Twitter, where he has 3.5 million followers:

Cop runs over skateboarder... intentionally. News [not] at 11. http://t.co/Gq1A9CesAk

— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) July 31, 2013
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