Officer Charged After Excessive Force

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by Malum Prohibitum, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

  2. ber950

    ber950 Active Member

    I am always one of the first to condemn officers who get out of line, but I can't really make a decison based on that video.

  3. legacy38

    legacy38 Well-Known Member

    From the news story it appears that he has been brought up on departmental charges and not criminal charges.

    That video looks bad. The person didn't appear to be bucking or fighting. Contrary to what some believe, a person in cuffs can still put up a pretty good fight, and people don't necessarily quit fighting once they are cuffed. The bad thing about such a video is that it doesn't give a true context of the events when just a snapshot like that is viewed. Mouthing off is not a valid reason to slam someone in cuffs, but it is possible there could be other circumstances that would lead an officer to legitimately ground someone in cuffs.