posted on May, 6 2011 @ 10:35 AM
reply to post by Realms
The defitinon of resisting arrest will vary from state to state. Resiting arrest can also be an officer telling a person to stop, and the person
refuses to comply.
Apparently in Phoenix Arizona its a bit more loosely worded -
Phoenix, Arizona, Code of Ordinances >> PART II - THE CODE >> Chapter
23 - MORALS AND CONDUCT >> ARTICLE II. - OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC SAFETY >> DIVISION 1. - INTERFERING WITH POLICE FUNCTIONS
Any person who shall knowingly or willfully obstruct, resist or oppose any policeman or other officer of the City authorized to make arrests, in
serving or attempting to serve any lawful process or order of the City magistrate or of any court of the City, or in the performance of any official
duty, or who shall assault or beat any such officer or person duly authorized, when serving or executing, or attempting to serve or execute, or
because of having served or executed, or attempted to serve or execute, any order or process of official duty, or when engaged in the performance of
any official duty, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
If the officer told her to stop, and she refused, she is resisting / obstructing an arrest in Phoenix.
and again, not siding with the police, jsut pointing out their ordinance. Also, as I pointed out in the last page, the video we are watching is a wide
view that shows the actions of both the female, and the cop. Move the camera angle to either one of those people and you cant see what the other peson
The cop is coming up behind her, she turns partly around, and all you see are hands moving around towards her front again. It could have been
perceived as a threat by the officer, not knowing if she had a weapon or not.
As far as other officers commenting on the video, I remind people its what the officer perceived the moment the use of force occured, not 20/20
Has anyone found any information that shows any type of complaint was filed by the female or her parents / guardians agains the officer / department?
Ive been looking and am not finding anything from that side of things.
edit on 6-5-2011 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)