posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 05:49 PM
reply to post by Magnificient
The cop continued to move towards the man too. He knew he had backup coming, and coming soon. Th other officer was there within about a minute. If he
really wanted to avoid an incident then just stay in the car and don't even pull up to the scene till both officers are there.
If he just HAD to go in...which he did he had other options. He didn't need to walk towards the 66 year old either.He could have waited. It wasn't
easy to tell how fast the older guy was moving, but he surely wasn't coming very fast at the cop..like he was charging him.
I don't understand why you continue to defend the actions of the cop here. You say it wasn't a hard kick, but it knocked the guy to the ground. And
he didn't get up. It doesn't matter if he was kicked in the stomach or the testicles. As another poster has mentioned too...even after the guy was
on the ground, AT NO POINT did the cop even look for the supposed knife. Nope...he just continued the beating.
The kick in my opinion was excessive, but it was enough from what the video shows to disable the man. He could have easily handcuffed him right then
and searched him. But he didn't. He proceeded to beat this 66 year old man in and about the head and face area. There was NO attempt to subdue or to
cuff. This was a plain and simple beat down.
But...since you insist the cop was in the right, then answer this please for me.....why did he turn off the video recorder and audio before he got out
of the car? His superiors have already admitted if nothing else that was not proper procedure.
I'm not trying to bash all cops. I'm not a cop hater. I don't fully trust them..even ones I know, but I'm not anti police. I am however anti abuse
of power and anti unnecessary ass kicking. Some suspects do need to be fought more than others to bring them under control. Not this guy though. He
didn't use his tazer. He didn't wait for backup..and then backup arrived and DID taze...right to the face. The fact is...this cop beat an older
mentally declining man for absolutely NO apparent reason. And tried to hide the fact that he did it. BEFORE he even did it. This was a premeditated
beat down. You really need to stop defending this cops actions.