Re: Here's another tough guy Cop for ya.
I'm not sure on this one. Watch the video very closely. Seems to me this is a good example of escalation. The man in the wheelchair was clearly under the influence of something, and in the wheelchair, most likely, only because he was too drunk / stoned to stand alone. That was his choice. He was uncooperative with the attendant. That was his choice. He was going to throw the jacket at the attendant. That was his choice. The Officer was only standing guard to protect the female attendant until he tried to throw the jacket at her, and then he only restrained the man by the arm and told him to stop. He continued, in my opinion, only to meet force with equal force until the man struck the Officer. At that point it was an assault on an Officer. That was his choice as well. I will agree that the Officer may have thrown more blows than the situation required but anyone that has ever been in a fight should know adrenalin, once released is very hard to control. As far as I can see the man put himself in that position completely by his own actions. So he answered for it. I know full well that there are bad LEO’s but this particular incident is border line at best to me.
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