posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 12:43 PM
It's spotty. It sounds like they're outnumbered by at least 3 civilians to 2 officers, and the second officer came into the situation a bit hot. I
think he was under the impression the other officer was in more trouble than we can see, given our perspective of a few minutes of footage. "Move and
die" is a bit excessive of language ... but when you're outnumbered, anxiety can take over. Not that I'm giving the officer an excuse for antagonizing
the suspect, of course. Completely out of line.
I don't know if he should have been suspended indefinitely, but certainly an assessment of his self control considering he elbow'd the guy for no
We also don't know the locations crime rate, if guns are prevalent, what the conditions are ... anything. The cop could have been in a seedy
neighborhood where a cop was shot last night and this guy is a suspect. We don't know enough information to pass judgement on an internet forum.
Let's also not forget that the kid was clearly resisting arrest. That never goes down well. Excessive language? Yes. Antagonizing the suspect? Yes.
Cause of indefinite suspension? Not in my opinion. These behaviors can be corrected with proper training, and if not, let him go.
5-3-2013 by Ryanssuperman because: (no reason given)