posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 03:50 PM
Well the lady was in fact resisting arrest, but that doesnt justify the 4 punches to the face when there are two other cops on top of her. The cop who
hit her 4 times obviously was po'ed about sprying himself and took it out on the lady.
Now the lady did violate the city statue of no bike riding on the sidewalk and not having a light on the bike. Bikes are considered the same thing as
an automobile and must obey the rules of the roads and have proper lighting as a car must have. That has been that way for decades and is not new.
In fact whenever you buy a new bike from a bike shop, they always tell you that if you intend to ride at night, get a light and have reflectors. But
maybe she bought her bike from wally world where the sales people there dont tell you a damned thing because they are not specialists, just floor
Anyway IMO, this was excessive force in as far as the cop hitting her, but as far as having to have two cops on top of her fighting her to place her
under arrest, well that might not be so easy to defend in court. Its obvious she was resisting otherwise she would have been cuffed right away and it
wouldnt have taken two cops fighting her for over a 2 minute period.