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Reporter: Overnight, the police department telling ABC news that internal affairs is investigating the video. They've been in contact with the girl. She's not been charged with any wrong doing.
I'm going to weigh in on this as someone that lived in Tucson for 8 years... but first: to all of you amateur videographers out there- turn your damn phones 90 degrees already! THAT would have showed most of what happened outside of the frame...
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I don't blame Tucson P.D. for posturing officers downtown. The way they went about it was all wrong... and that blindside shot certainly seemed uncalled for. The real fault lies with the city of Tucson, however. Tucson politics has long been compared to Chicago, and they barely keep their corruption hidden. It's rampant. The sad fact is that the Tucson P.D. is undermanned, underpaid, and horribly underfunded... which means badly undertrained. This has been a problem for years with the police in Tucson... and they have begged the city for help repeatedly.
Wow if that scumbag is not charged with assault then how can any citizen have any kind of faith in the legal system.
I really think police are trained to be this way there is no other explanation and they must only hire psychopaths these days?
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Now seriously how did it get this way? Why are you guys allowing this to happen? These are public servants, they are there to defend you not abuse you.
Really irresponsible to draw conclusions based only on this video.
We don't see anything that happened before he took her down. What you consider "no reason" might be a very good reason to the cops who were trying to restore order.
I'm not saying he was justified, just that like anyone he deserves a fair trial with all of the facts presented.
I was involved in a mini riot in 1986 at Minnesota State University in Mankato, MN.
They can get real ugly real fast.