Police Brutality On A Handcuffed 23 Yr Old Girl

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 6 years ago in Misc

The officer now faces assault charges himself. Was it brutality? Judge for yourself.For the story click the credits link
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Male 19
oh my god this guy should totally get sued
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Male 12,138
[quote]Hopefully that incident didn`t keep you from coming back to the States. [/quote]
Nah, not at all, it just took me by surprise at the time. I`ve been in the US maybe 15 times since, in fact I was in Texas twice this year. I love visiting the US actually!
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Male 1,646
Horrific display... I didn`t hear a call for an ambulance the entire video.
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Male 1,360
It`s brutality, point, cop or not.
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Male 3,745
looks like she started to resist arrest then he put a stop to it. he used more force than necessary but hey...hes a cop...

apparently there was no reason to even put her in cuffs so hes completely in the wrong to begin with. she should have sat her in the car or on the side of the road, called an ambulance, THEN arrested the person who was actually drunk for causing the accident.

cops these days all need a Psych evaluation test...
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Male 4,902
@Pandabee and @davymid/ State Troopers are notoriously jumpy and I`ve run into alot of them that are just plain arseholes. But their jobs are incredibly dangerous due to interstate drug trafficing and what not so it`s kind of understandable. Hopefully that incident didn`t keep you from coming back to the States.
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Male 92
Before anyone else posts an ignorant `she was drunk and fell into the wall from gravity` post, I want you to go 11 seconds into the video and watch again and again. He grabs the front of her shirt and pulls her COMPLETELY around himself, even takes a step TOWARD the wall. She was being arrested for DWI for failing the field sobriety tests, but the charges were dropped because ...drum roll please....SHE WASN`T DRUNK! Ever had an airbag go off in your face? the symptoms are "after airbag deployment the adrenaline surge creates a heightened state, allowing you to be acute in your response to the incident, but as the adrenaline leaves, which can happen as quickly as it came, your body becomes rapidly depleted, and you experience "shock" - risk dizzyness, fainting, certainly disorientation and loss of extremity control." Her passenger WAS drunk and grabbed the wheel causing the accident. Read the background story sheeple. Don`t post like a fool.
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Male 511
To be fair, she *was* being a bit of a beotch...
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Male 57
FUC K COPS!! FUC K COPS!! STOP POLICE BRUTALITY NOW!! I hate them so much, I have no respect for them!! NONE!!
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Female 226
It seems like he was too rough. She didn`t seem to be fighting him and there was no reason to fling her into a wall head-first like that.
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Male 132
I`m pretty sure he didn`t mean to do this.
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Male 12,365
[quote]I`m not exaggerating this sh*t, this was my childhood.[/quote]

When I was a student, I shared a place with a guy from Derry. He`d grown up there in the 80s and it was a real eye-opener listening to him. The degree of sectarian conflict was boggling. Things like not going home during some time off from uni because it was the wrong time of the year and his estate was practically cut off for security. Or the time a few of us were walking back from a pub, a little drunk, and a loud sharp noise came from somewhere. We wondered what it was and looked around. He reacted to it as a possible gunshot and took cover. Wildly different childhoods.
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Female 3,696
I`ve seen worse. She was fighting him and I don`t think he meant to throw her as hard as he did. He should be reprimanded though and maybe some re-training.
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Male 476
That F U C K ING officer better be out of a job!!! That fu-cking piece of S H I T!
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Male 117
what if she got brain damage?
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Male 12
I agree with the previous posts that reference our civil rights, but there`s a time and a place. Being escorted to the police car while in handcuffs, means you are under arrest. It`s probably not the best time to exercise those rights to argue your case with the cop, who is neither the jury nor the judge. Wait for your time in court and plead your case then. At the same time this cop was clearly too aggressive.
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Male 25,417
It didnt look that bad, she was resisting, he just pulled her in a direction and didnt realise how much force he used. It could have been way worse
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Male 25
pow, right in the kisser
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Female 166
The poor thing couldn`t even stand up. That is excessive force. The police don`t have room to make mistakes that hurt people. I hope this idiot loses his badge for good.
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Male 1,083
it`s never good to resist arrest.
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Male 1,010
@rdeadyfisher

"Shut up and do as you are told".

If this is your attitude, well. You are welcome. You are welcome, for your free ride with the rest of us, on what we call the civilized society of personal liberties, progressive science and - last but not least you are welcome for the very land you plant your feet on every morning: founded on the basis of release from tyranny - the USA. Like France, England, Norway etc. Look it up. It`s right there, in the constitution. When they wrote it - well this, in this video, was exactly what they had in mind, wanting to escape from.

To your ungrateful and ignorant pleasure, you are mostly welcome.
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Male 633
Not cool, pig.
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Male 684
ok, this looked like an accident. the officer showed concern for the girls well being after he realized he had gone too far, brutality would have been beating her tazing her or spraying her with mace afterward. also, if you cant tell the girl is intoxicated by what she is saying, you have never been around drunk girls.the was obstinate and insulting. The police have to deal with the crappiest people you would never want to meet on a daily basis, cut them some slack.
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Male 168
It looks to me like when she tried to pull away from him he intended to spin her around with her back was to the wall so he could hold in place and just failed miserably.
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Male 16
Again , real simple. Shut up and do as you are told. No questions until asked directly , and you will save yourself an ass kicking. You have rights , but don`t fail to remember that good behavior on your side equals good behavior from the law. OR , just open your mouth a suffer the re-action you deserve.
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Male 2,306
Take the pig out back and shoot it. Fry up some bacon. Pieces of poo.
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Male 49
Its hard to tell if she was actually pushed into the wall so it isn`t plain obvious.

It does look like the cop is holding her, instead of pushing her around, and she seems to lunge into the wall. It could of been on purpose or she could of been drunk but nothing is certain with this video.
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Male 77
Firstly, I don`t find it all that obvious that she was intoxicated. Her speech before and after the smack is quite different.

The article says she agreed to a sobriety test, she was in cuffs, she fully cooperated. And all we can see is she didn`t like the cop jerking. So he smashed her in the wall, voila.

But anyhow, thanks for the video from cowboyland.
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Male 10
What maxxim? Just what? Subtle? That was brutal. He even said, "Listen to me," directly afterwards. She resisted like a second prior to the actual violent action too. This is as cut-and-dry as they get. You literally couldn`t ask for a more clear case of police brutality. You could, but you wouldn`t get it. Ever.
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Male 50
I dont think he meant to toss her into a wall. She resisted and he did his job. The wall was just in a bad place ahaha
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Female 1,784
thanks for answering guys
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Male 125
Must have been subtle, watched the video 3 times, couldn`t spot it. Even after reading the comments, the closest I saw was when she fell over from her extremely intoxicated and/or belligerent state and her face hit the wall from gravity. Looked to me like the cop was holding her hair, which is pretty d-bag way to hold someone, but was not pushing her face. I could be mistaken, just hesitant to call it brutality without better video.
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Male 2,855
has anyone thought she lunged toward the wall expecting to sue the police department?
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Male 794
that poo was not cool, one of my friends got choked out by a Dtec when we got caught smokin that whacky tobaccy and the cop got what he deserved, last time i saw him he was a meter man, no jk

this better hope he does not get recognized in a not so good neighborhood at night, he may get the same treatment he gave that lady, face wall pavement times 10
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Male 868
he should have let her flee, that would have warranted lethal force!
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Male 622
sure she was resisting, doesnt mean you shoudl smash her face. i swear if i saw that cop off duty i woudl do some unlawful things myself.
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Male 1,610
"wouldn`t have done anything productive"

...at that particular moment I should have added. It could later have helped to hold this cop accountable
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Male 1,610
[quote]and how come the other cop didn`t do anything about that?[/quote]

Because in any job where you have to work with a partner for the majority of your shift you`re going to be very prudent about how you react to their behavior. With this being filmed even a generic reaction of shock could be used in court to strengthen the prosecutions argument be seen as him throwing his partner under the bus by the rest of the force.

He did the right thing by getting her an ambulance but him freaking out about his partner`s behavior wouldn`t have done anything productive.
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Male 92
@Lorah: Because the `other cop` in these videos either join in, or stand by and lift not one damn finger to protect the person he`s sworn to. The other cop should have had MORE charges than the violent one. Start Hammering the `other cop` in these videos with a minimum of 6 months jail time and a 10k fine, plus loss of his badge, would put a stop to some of this fraternal buddy buddy protection that the violent cops get.
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Male 13
I think she pissed him off and he tried to toss her down. I don`t think he meant to bust her face open, he even tried to explain himself to her afterward by saying that she was resisting...

Still seems a bit excessive to me.
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Male 96
Ten gallon hat says it all, redneck trash
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Male 4,793
Unnecessary. There is definitely a better option in there somewhere.
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Male 247
I think she looked willing enough to go along, I don`t see why the force was necessary.
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Female 1,784
wow even she was saying that was not necessary :S and how come the other cop didn`t do anything about that?
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Male 721
my calculator has higher resolution
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Male 40,416
Yes she was intoxicated and beligerant. However she was also in handcuffs and not a threat to anyone.
Before the face smash the cop did nothing wrong. The face smash was deliberate (he grabs her with both hands and tosses her like a ragdoll) and the cop became a criminal at that moment.
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Male 3,121
@Lindsy1979
Being detained and or arrested does not mean that you are automatically subject to beatings and brutalization.Being arrested means you have been ACCUSED of committing a crime-not that you are guilty of such.While a police force is necessary,police must not abuse the populace;When they do,they must be held accountable-and must stop making excuses.What I saw on this tape was a police officer being unnecessarily rough,who then escalated into out right assault.
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Male 1,268
We had "timeouts" ten years ago when I was in boot camp. It isn`t new, and it most certainly is a smart idea. I was very well built going into boot camp, ate a LOT three times a day in there, and still managed to lose 20% of my weight while there. In three months losing 35 lbs can be dangerous.

Anyway, resistance isn`t always wrong, this victim didn`t commit a crime, didn`t go to jail, and the officer was convicted of assault, sentenced to 6 months probation, and lost his ability to work in law enforcement for ten years.
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Male 2,332
I think lindsy might be into S&M
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Male 243
The cop should be raped and killed.
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Female 50
I don`t think he meant to throw her against the wall. She jerked and he pulled her back. She was clearly resisting. Oh and When did we decide that being arrested means fuzzy handcuffs and gum drops? Soft with no pain?? WTF people, you committed a crime and are going to jail. It`s just like the military guys using "Timeout" cards in boot camp. We are getting WAY to soft as a society.
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Male 1,268
BTW, you have to follow a couple links to find the actual arrest point, where she was pinned against the wall and lifted by her wrists directly after the handcuffs were applied.
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Male 1,268
Specifically for AJ/Crakr. Most states have similar resisting arrest codes. Fact is, you CAN resist arrest, federally and on a state by state basis, given certain conditions.

Most complaints against members of "Americas largest street gang" are board reviewed by fellow cops. If asked by community peers, as opposed to other cops, I wouldn`t be surprised if this victim`s peers determined the "peace officer used greater force than necessary to make the arrest." The Texas ranger review board fealt the victim`s wrists touching the victim`s shoulder`s was necessary to make the arrest of this individual. Do you? Keep in mind, if you don`t, you`re stating the victim`s resistance was legal.
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Male 1,268
Texas Penal Code 9.31(c) The use of force to resist an arrest or search is justified: (1) if, before the actor offers any resistance, the peace officer (or person acting at his direction) uses or attempts to use greater force than necessary to make the arrest or search; and(2) when and to the degree the actor reasonably believes the force is immediately necessary to protect himself against the peace officer`s (or other person`s) use or attempted use of greater force than necessary.
(d) The use of deadly force is not justified under this subchapter except as provided in Sections 9.32, 9.33, and 9.34.
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Female 546
to be honest, i`m on the cops side here. she was obviously resisting arrest by saying "why the f* would you do this to a girl" then saying "don`t touch me like that". yes he didn`t have to throw her into a wall, but hey, it got her to shut up. plus i think he just meant to turn her around to reprimand her. i`m still on his side though...
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Male 1,629
*EDIT* i didnt know there was an article attached to this on youtube (they usually link them here) supposedly she wasnt drunk so idk...
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Male 1,629
@davymid the trooper pulled the gun on you because you went for the glove box. you were a young male who he possibly noticed was foreign. since you were likely nervous and didnt tell him your papers were in there so all he saw wa you darting for the glovebox. him pulling a gun on you was him defending himself because a lot of cops get killed by kids avoiding tickets by shooting police.

and as for the video, she was obviously either drunk or half asleep so the arrest was valid IN MY OPINION. though i honestly dont believe he meant to pull her back hard enough for her to hit the wall... who knows though, that tape is grainey as hell
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Male 1,313
His none month old grandmother was just murdered by a drunken mexican escort, who was going 90 mph hour through a residential street, when it hit her abandoned stroller; killing her.

He hates drunk drivers, so it was justified.
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Male 116
Well said Batmanners.
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Male 116
There was no reason or warrant for this type of action. I see lawsuit.
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Male 1,737
I don`t think he meant to hurt her, it looked like he was surprised she went so quickly. Some times we don`t know our own strength, let alone what it will do to someone else. I thought they were going pepper spray her or something worse. Just looked unfortunate for everyone involved.
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Male 173
To protect and to serve!

- But please don`t call us for help, cause we will drat you up and fine you for it.
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Female 857
The same thing happened to me davymid, in NC on I95. The `highwayman` pointed a gun at me, when we got stopped. I was asleep in the back of the car and when I sat up, I must have scared him. I was furious (odd reaction) and told him not to point that bloody thing at me. I think my accent/age/sex threw him, cause he instantly pointed it at the floor...I`m older now and definitely wouldn`t react in the same way.
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Male 18
I call it "talk poo get hit" Fine work perez, you don`t jerk away from a cop escorting you unless you feel like getting drated up.
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Female 14
Since when is it protocol to fling people under arrest against a wall?
Everyone knows that when you have your hands behind your back you cant stabilise yourself if you stumble or get pushed regardless of sobriety.
This guy was a dick and tried to assert himself using unnecessary force when simply holding on tighter would have sufficed.
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Male 995
I find it somewhat curious that practically all those that consistently and blindly defend any kind of police action no matter what are also those that continuously whine about the Government (when democrats are in power more often than not) stripping them from their god given freedom (`cause god is all about freedom). Yes, yes, correlation doesn`t imply causation, but still...
In any case, there is no justification whatsoever for his actions, she wasn`t a threat to anybody. He should be sacked.
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Male 3,625
@davymid, because most right wing Christians don`t have to worry about if the police are going to find that 2 ounces of marijuana, because most probably don`t use? Also we know protesting is kind of pointless, so we can laugh at those who think it works and then at those who disobey the law enforcers trying to keep crowds in control and end up getting billy clubs to the side of the head or tazed.

Now I`m going to say he used excessive force and needs to be reprimanded but I`ll also say this isn`t a case of brutality, especially considering he sits her down and looks her over. I also say that she was acting like a pompous princess and shouldn`t have jerked away from him.
80% her fault 20% his

All of this is just my observation
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Male 880
First off, she didnt smash her face or have any major damage. She `was treated at a hospital for a deep gash in her chin. She also had cuts on her knees.`

Second, she wasnt drunk. She called 911 because she got into an accident because her passenger pulled the wheel.

This doesnt excuse the actions of the police officer, who clearly did use excessive force.

Perez, the DPS, in the video has resigned.
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Male 342
OK, to everyone saying `she tripped` or `he didn`t know his own strength`, that`s bull. I just watched again and when it happens a) she is firmly on her feet, b) he grabs her with both hands and c) when he throws her, you actually see him lean in to it to get more force behind it. So yah, from where I`m sitting, that was intentional brutality.
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Male 1,010
"Was it brutality, judge for your self"....

well, if you are a member of the crips gang or just a sadist i assume that you may judge this not to be enough violence to be call it brutality :-p
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Male 12,138
Despite all of that bollocks, the closest I ever came to being shot was when I went on a 3-week driving holiday in the US at the age of 20. We drove from LA to Palm Springs in one day, and pulled over on the highway to get some water out of the trunk. A State Trooper pulled up behind us, strolled up to my window and asked me for ID. I reached across to the glove box, and the f*cker, in a second, unholstered his gun and had it levelled at my head.

Not sh*tting you, I almost shat my pants. I remember thinking: "Please don`t let me survive Northern Ireland and end up getting shot somewhere in Arizona". Though, it was interesting. Never had a loaded, c*cked gun pointed at my face before.
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Male 12,138
I`d like to share, if I may, the most terrifying experience of my life. Bear in mind, I grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, during the 80`s and 90`s. It was a f*cking warzone, police checkpoints everywhere, tanks rolling down the streets... Hell, i was playing cowboys and indians once with my buddies (I suppose I was about about 10), when I stumbled across a British Army sniper hidden in the hedgerow, who quietly shoo`d me away. When I was at school, we`d hear another bomb blast nearby, wait a few minutes for the sirens to settle down, and then continue the math class. I`m not exaggerating this sh*t, this was my childhood. And it was normal for me, for it was all I knew as a kid.
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Male 12,138
"She deserved it."

Did she AuburnJ? She really deserved a piledriver into the wall resulting in a fractured face from a drunk charge that was never proven? She may have been shaken up from the crash, acting a bit stupid, frig knows I may have been all over the shop after such a crash. My brother was in such a crash many years ago, I was called to the scene, and he was totally incoherent, I didn`t even recognise him. He was all over the shop (later diagnosed as a severe concussion). Should he have been faceplanted into the wall too? Or to put the question another way, if a paramedic arrived and told you to get into the ambulance, would you resist? I think I probably would, if I was disoriented from a collision. But then, a medical professional generally don`t tend to facejam their patient into a wall.
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Male 12,138
Not a judgement, attack, or even a loaded comment, just an observation. Why are the most unapologetic defendants of blatant police brutality almost exclusively staunch right-wing christian conservatives? I don`t get it.
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Male 1,081
I feel bad for both of them. The girl got hurt very badly, and it seems to me the officer didn`t mean to hurt her so severely and now he quit his job before he got fired, plus he has the assault charges. Also, the girl got her DWI charges dropped, which I sure hope that wasn`t just because she was hurt (she seemed pretty drunk to me).
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Male 12,365
[quote]Not the answer Angillion was going for.[/quote]

At least it`s an answer to my question, even if it wasn`t a serious one.

[quote]For whatever reason, he seems to feel if this were a ~140lb 22yo male we`d change how we speak about this situation beyond a simple pronoun switch.[/quote]

The difference between a child and an adult is not just a simple pronoun switch. It`s an entirely different attitude.

I`m narked in general about women being seen as children. There`s been far too much of that for far too long.
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Male 4,902
looks like he forgot the wall was there, but that was excessive
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Male 4,170
very clear brutality
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Male 226
I`m curious. are police not allowed to apologize?
He clearly didn`t mean to ram her face into the wall with that kind of force. He wanted to subdue her. he should`ve just been like poo, my bad. I apologize.

Manors people.
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Female 180
I wish for all you guys saying she deserved it will one day go through the same thing. Drunk or not, resisting or not, woman or NOT, that force was not necessary. Get the drat off your high chairs.
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Female 185
Dude, all I saw was some bitch resisting arrest and an officer attempting to keep her under control. At the end, where he smashed her into the wall, that might have been a little harsh, but we weren`t there we don`t know. You can only tolerate so much, and police officers are human. She`s a grown adult, she should know better. If it was a guy people wouldn`t be reacting like this.
Who was it who said that by choosing to live in a place you are choosing to be beholden to their rules? Anyways, that should apply to respecting their chosen protectors. And I`m sorry, but while you aren`t supposed to fear the police, you`re supposed to respect what they do. Meaning don`t resist arrest! So in the end I`ll take their side 9 times outta 10.
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Male 1,268
Not the answer Angillion was going for.

For whatever reason, he seems to feel if this were a ~140lb 22yo male we`d change how we speak about this situation beyond a simple pronoun switch. We wouldn`t have Angillion.
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Male 4,004
@everybody defending the police`s actions:

The police`s job isn`t to hurt people. Their job, their sole purpose is to serve and protect. By driving under the influence, she was a risk to everyone else. It`s a good thing to put her in custody. His job, after handcuffing her, was to protect her from harming herself because of her drunken state.

Has she been free of handcuffs and aggressive towards him, then a slight use of force to detain her would have been appropriate. What he did was the equivalent of shooting her to make her stop resisting.

NO CITIZEN SHOULD EVER FEAR THE POLICE. They are supposed to represent justice and everything that is right. They should not be the non-nice individuals that treat a small woman being arrested for a DWI the same as an aggressive alpha male anarchist punk during a riot.

It`s bull, complete and utter bull.
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Male 92
Ok Angilion, I`ll bite.
She`s a girl till she`s been with me, then she`s a woman.
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Male 21
She resisted...bad idea...he reacted too harshly and she got drated up....DUI charges dropped...officer punished.Bet neither does it again.
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Male 1,378
GIVE HIM A PAID VACATION! (Reward)
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Male 12,365
I`ve a question for all you "girl" people here.

When do you think female people cease being children and become adults or even adolescents? 25? 30?
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Male 17,512
The cop had reasonable suspicion she was drunk and wrecked her car. I`m guessing many of you commenting here have never seen an episode of `COPS` in their life. People resist being handcuffed and arrested all the time and some of the worst culprits are drunk women when it comes to resisting arrest.

Btw, just because the district attorney decided not to press charges doesn`t mean she wasn`t drunk and guilty of DWI, It just means she got away with it because she got hurt and the press decided to claim brutality.
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Male 359
I think it was a complete accident she hit the wall sometimes in those situations you forget your surroundings and act foolishly. However he is a law enforcement official and therefore should be aware of his surroundings at all times.
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Male 2,593
This was not police brutality. She fractured a bone and that sucks. But, she was resisting arrest. The cops were nothing if not professional through this. The fracture happened because of the way she hit the wall.
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Male 182
You visible see him grip her top and throw hard. That`s excessive force there. And throwing her into a cement wall. That`s just a non-nice individual thing to do
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Male 749
I am always amazed, when these kind of videos show up, at how much "legal expertise" is expressed by commenters, as well as how many assume evil intent by either the police or the arrested. When you get down to it, it`s an altercation between two people. It`s like arguing over who won a bar fight. In the grand scheme of things, this case isn`t going to change anything. Lighten up everyone.
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Male 1,268
Here`s the challenge AJ.

Every time you see one of these police videos where you feel it`s your responsibility to defend the actions of an individual (Who in this case knew full well he was in trouble only seconds after it occurred) go find a youtube paramedic/firefighter heroic video. Go watch how civil servants should respond to stressful situations then come back to "random idiot move with a badge #9783" and try to articulate why any of what that badge did was good for his community.

As has been stated, most cops are perfectly normal people who can manage the stress of their job professionally. The only cops that make it online are those who clearly can`t. This guy couldn`t. He deserves a far harsher punishment than he got.
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Male 3,894
How are people trying to defend this cop? He clearly slammed her face into a concrete wall, so hard that his partner grabbed a flashlight so he could see how bad her face was f*cked up.
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Male 737
Interview with her here
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Male 2
i know there cops and they didnt do anything wrong all but they kinda crossed the line when i read in the article that she fractured her face and chipped her teeth. they didnt have to throw her on the ground like that.
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Male 737
Wow... this is what she looked like afterward:


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Male 92
I GOT IT!!!! Cops yell `stop resisting` over and over as they beat a subject because it reminds them of school!!!! (stop hitting yourself, stop hitting yourself, stop hitting yourself)

This is the same type of guy that stand over their crying wife and say `Look what you made me do!!
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Male 10,338
Look, I agree he jerked her too hard, but she was pulling away from him. Can he read her mind? She could gave been running. She jerked, he yanked, she flew. Honest mistake. He should be reprimanded, not brought on charges.
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Male 44
Looks like he got pissed and forgot his own strength. He realized he f`ed up, though. That`s why he started explaining himself to her.
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Male 171
@M_Archer - Not sure how things go down in canada, But when a police officer violently throws a woman in hand cuffs against a cement road block, that`s called police brutality. If you call that `Resisting arrest` even though she had been cuffed already and had only said don`t grab me like that, then I`d hate to know what you call a man beating the cr*p out of a cop when being arrested...
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Male 325
This is why cops can`t do their jobs! every time a drunk skank falls into a wall because they cant keep their balance they face assault charges..
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Female 28
oh yeah that was brutality. she`s smaller than him and the amount of force shown on camera was a ridiculous amount towards her. he could have handled that a different way. holding her tighter, moving her to the car hood and holding her down on that...i mean the guy had two hands...was her afraid she was gonna be stronger than him with cuffs around her wrists??? sheesh...
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Male 92
Sorry Auburn, I will never LEARN to give up my rights as a citizen. The definition for `resisting arrest` has been too broad for too long, and most cops use it as a way to get away with unnecessary force.
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Male 525
She WAS resisting arrest, and cops are allowed to use force under those circumstances. I`m not an expert, but I don`t think the cop`s actions were technically illegal.

That being said, it did look like an excessive amount of force; I wouldn`t call them "dickheads" for it though.
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Male 884
@auburn That doesn`t mean that they won`t have to face charges if they do it without good cause. The police don`t have the right to do that: They don`t have the right to give orders to or to arrest innocent people. When they do they are just violent individuals who want to cause harm. They should be treated accordingly and often are.
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Male 10,338
If you are under arrest, and you resist for any reason, a cop will fu ck you up.

Learn.
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Male 884
@corpse: Troll
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If she is innocent, and charges WERE dropped, then she was resisting a malicious attack from someone who just happened to be in a uniform. I guess you`d just lay down and take up the tail pipe. Well good for you! Bend over, enjoy!
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Male 92
Officer Perez resigned because the DPS was going to fire him over the incident. But then the investigation done by the Texas Rangers said she was resisting so no internal charges. It took the DA filing an assault charge for this to go to court. Perez got 6 MONTHS PROBATION (less than most misdemeanor assault charges which are 11/29). When good cops protect bad cops, there are no good cops.
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Male 928
I think someone way over played how badly they were hurt. He should be authorized to do that the moment she resists anyhow.
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Male 884
No. He had no reason for seizure because she had committed no crime. I believe that the constitution safeguards against unlawful seizure. There`s a constitutional amendment and case law about it. Hunches/gut feelings don`t count, he needs hard evidence (enough to get a warrant from a judge) to handcuff her. As a police officer, I`d have thought he`d have seen somebody hit by an airbag before.
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Male 10,338
@an-egg: She was not complying with the orders from the cop to walk with him to the car. She resisted, and he made her pay for it. No big whoop. Not really a story here.

She deserved it.
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Male 884
Also: That`s right, you must obey your masters. Where is the respect?
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Male 884
@BIGM complying with what? The charges were dropped. I wouldn`t comply with some psychopath/sociopath who randomly wanted to knock my teeth out.
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Male 95
Naughty police officer! The most he will get is a slap on the wrist and a suspension while they pretend to investigate. That`s how it is in england anyway...
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Male 2,384
fu ck the police, just getting off by slamming people into brick walls, drating mean persons can rot in hell for all i care, as soon as you become a cop you sell whats left of your soul
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Male 10,338
She resisted. That = ass kicked every time.

Why would someone resist with cuffs on? What a dumb bitch.
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Male 130
Bwahahahaha. Why can`t people understand that people cops wouldn,t do this poo if there was a mutual level of respect in todays society. i can,t agree that it was necessary amount of force but she wasn`t complying and was being kinda belligerent. Making a scene in front of the officer wont make it better.
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Male 251
tehpwnedlife: I read the full article. I`ve been knocked-out by an airbag before. They have made changes to airbags since, but that`s getting off topic. In any case, I`m aware of the possible effects. No, I would not be bounding around, I also wouldn`t be flailing like a rag-doll. Any other reasons you would like to get accusatory with me?
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Male 884
And from now on he will be known as Incompetent Officer Arturo Perez who beat up a girl and broke her teeth, incompetently.
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Male 483
F*** pigs. I can`t stand any of them. Was in handcuffs once. His story: He "saw" me "checking cars", which in pig-speak means attempting to steal radios (which I thought ended in the 1989). Actuality: walking home from McDonalds. That was the most severe harassment I got from cops, not including the other dozens of minor harassments.
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Male 251
An-Egg: Yeah, I think so. ...and I think the officer knows it, unless he truly is an ass (more than a very bad lapse in judgement and duty) and resigned for some other reason, like not feeling as though he was backed up enough afterward or something.
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Male 16
@Slotherder
Would you be up and about, ready to do some Matrix bullet-dodging right after an airbag blows up in your face? It`s very revealing to see all these people making conclusions about something before reading into the details. There`s a credits link to follow for a reason.
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Male 884
@sloth so incompetence then?
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Female 235
Eh. I dunno if I would`ve slammed her into the wall.
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Male 251
He meant to get aggressive, and failed to control his handling of her. If she had normal motor control, she would have compensated better. They shouldn`t have dropped the DUI, as she`s obviously drunk. The officer should be charged, as he obviously failed in his duties with grievous consequences, but he should not be charged with brutality. Brutality denotes malicious intent. Failure to perform ones duty appropriately, especially in the resulting injury of a citizen is horrible, not malicious. If there isn`t a more appropriate legal charge, there should be. Crappy situation for both of them. I wonder if she agreed to not press charges if they were to drop the DUI. Won`t see that on video.
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Male 884
@Crakr "He happened to apply just a few more pounds of force than necessary to get her to comply."
Comply with what? The charges were dropped.
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Male 884
@msccis I suppose that if we`re going for an eye for an eye, he should have to watch while somebody does it to his wife or daughter.
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Male 92
Wow Cracker. Did we watch the same video? Drunk?? Nope, DWI charges dropped, lack of evidence. I can tell you from experience that when that airbag goes off in your face, you`re `punch drunk` for a good 10 minutes. Off balance and fell into the wall? At 00:11 he clearly grabs her with his free hand by the front of her shirt and pulls her COMPLETELY around himself and into the wall. He never even has a moment of remorse about what he has just done, he just continues with the stop resisting routine. Cops should be held to a higher standard because when they break the law, they damage the trust of the people they are sworn to protect.
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Male 4,745
She deserved it. Crap, after the few few seconds, I wanted to knock her around.
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Male 16
I eagerly await the day that conservatives feel the wrath of the policies they support (when they finally get finished with all of the innocent and defenseless).
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Female 695
an eye for an eye
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Male 16
@CrakrJak
And if she was drunk why was the DWI charge later dropped? And telling someone not to grab you in a hurtful way (yes having your arms raised that high behind you can hurt and this was confirmed in the link at the credits) provides justification for.... anything? Wonder how that macho cop would react if his fellow officer handcuffed him behind his back and raised his arms fairly high behind his back while walking him to the back of his squad car. Do you see that scenario ending without incident?
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Male 3,477
I love cameras!
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Male 17,512
She clearly tried to jerk away from him, He happened to apply just a few more pounds of force than necessary to get her to comply.

The lesson here is to not jerk away, or act like an ass to the cops. I don`t believe he really wanted to hurt her, She was drunk, thrown off balance, and fell into the wall.
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Male 3,477
I hope his mother and wife get treated like this. Wait! They probably do.
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Male 2,345
police have become far too violent. I use to stand up for them on most cases but you see one vid afte another coming out one right after the other and you realize that the police feel they have a right to use extreme violence in nearly any situation.

this has to be stopped.
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Male 683
@sl4d3 There`s an article (probably on the web) called "The Importance of being Beautiful"... I suggest you read it, because you`re right. It`s still shocking to see the facts though.
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Male 2,579
-1000 man points
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Male 16
Contrary to what any of you rednecks might think, a police officer is no different then Michael from accounting - they both have their jobs to do and should be fired for doing them incorrectly. The fact that they are the police does not give them any leeway in fact it stands to make it even tougher for them since they are the ones who legally allowed to chase down random people in the street, break down people`s doors, and openly point a gun at you for reasons they often do not divulge immediately. The fact that they are given this authority means they should be restricted/prosecuted further than the average individual when it comes to violent incidents. That woman has every right to complain/insist upon her innocence and it is not within the rights of a police officer to say she cannot. Especially when handcuffed and no longer even a theoretical threat to anyone. No justification for this whatsoever.
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Male 195
More Jack booted thuggers. The proud drating American system. Cop new exactly what he was doing. There is nothing about a cop that you cant say what you want to him. Freedom of speech and all that crap I quess.
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Male 675
What a great job. If someone doesn`t cooperate with me, I get to manhandle them regardless of whether or not they are dangerous!

For those who didn`t catch it, watch the end of the video where one can see the result of the unnecessary roughness. Putting someone`s head into concrete with that amount of force can be deadly...if you doubt it, ask any neurologist (or hell, any doctor for that matter).
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Male 48
Sounds like she enjoyed it, dirty bitch.
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Male 32
i think it depends on how cute she is. i mean really, cute girls can get away with a lot.
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Male 93
when cops want your attention just shut your mouth. He didn`t throw her so much as she fell. Unless he`s Hercules nobody can slam someone that hard into a wall. Cops always use walls to help detain and restrain prisoners. The lady wouldn`t shut up and was resisting arrest.
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Male 178
Let him off.
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Male 2,422
So he`s either a sadistic bastard or incompetent. Neither one makes for a very good police officer.
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Male 16
Poor little dumb ass skank. See probably won`t pull that crap again on an officer. Maybe the bricks softened up her face. LOL
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Male 82
I`m sure that this technique of slamming one`s face into concrete walls is actually taught in police departments.
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Male 7,123
Was the officer aware of the second camera? The first part is obviously from the police car`s camera, but he seems to move awy from that before slamming her, that part is picked up from a different angle. Like he`s thinking, `Get away from the camera then teach her a lesson.`

Bad, bad cop.
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Male 1,215
A certain song by Body Count comes to mind watching this.
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Female 3,001
she was being a pain in the ass, but that response was unnecessary. as a police officer he should have showed restraint. cant hack the patience required to do so? dont be a police officer.
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Male 959
he lost his temper. Not a good trait in an armed police officer
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Male 1,610
Duckboy "He didn`t intend to slam her into the wall."

And yet he didn`t skip a beat when she did.

Cops are trained to always be aware of their surroundings. That he wasn`t isn`t just a lame excuse, it`s not an excuse at all.
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Male 670
DuckBoy87,
it`s clear he meant to slam her into something. If the concrete barrier you are calling the wall wasn`t there, then he would`ve slammed her into the asphalt road. If the road wasn`t there he would have slammed her to the ground. No matter what he SLAMMED a handcuffed girl into something and that was excessive and brutal.
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Male 161
That`s how I handle women that try and tug away from me slightly,slamming them against the wall. Because you know,a 125 pound woman,handcuffed,and maybe intoxicated poses not only a escape risk but I`m scared and she might be lethal. Will anything happen to this man beyond being charged with assault? No,at most he might be suspended with pay for 2 or 3 days.
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Male 96
so as long as there was no wall, it`s ok....? If there was no oven the jews would of been in a shower.... Plain and simple bully action, you`re cuffed, me boss...Oh, there`s a wall....?
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Male 3,625
Yes Brassbull my post was obvious.
The part that wasn`t obvious was the subtext, as in it was an accident. He didn`t intend to slam her into the wall.
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Male 2,868
[quote]so she wants him to let her go, because......she`s a girl?[/quote]

implying his only options were letting her go and smashing her face into a concrete wall.
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Male 528
C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER! (more like jaw breaker)
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Male 153
@readyfisher

It was an excessive use of force. She posed no threat at the time an she was handcuffed. There are allot better techniques to use when dealing with a handcuffed individual than slamming them into a wall.
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[quote]But she called 911 and that`s when things got worse.[/quote]


as they always seem to do. having an officer around only tends to make things worse for everybody.
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Male 670
Was she drunk? I think not. Here is the story:
Fox agreed to a field sobriety test and adamantly denies she was driving while drunk.

Her DWI charge was later dropped.


An attorney for the victim said while she was driving her passenger grabbed the wheel and caused her to crash into the wall near Lemon Avenue.

The 22-year-old suffered very minor injuries when her airbag deployed. But she called 911 and that`s when things got worse.

He`s an ass.
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Male 1,610
[quote]Had there been no wall, it probably wouldn`t have been considered brutality.[/quote]


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Male 5,314
"why would you do this to a girl?"

so she wants him to let her go, because......she`s a girl?
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Male 3,625
A little excessive, yes.
Had she not been drunk, driving and had listened to what the officer had been saying, she`d never had her face broken off the cement.
I think the officer was unaware of how close he was to the wall. Had there been no wall, it probably wouldn`t have been considered brutality.
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Male 53
Well, how else is she going to learn?
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Male 219
FOLY HUCK
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Male 734
If I had to bet, I`d say there was an ex boyfriend somewhere who saw this and said, "serves her right."
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Male 36
Wow, just thought lalalalalala then bosh, slam her face goes. fu***ng cops
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Male 16
Not cool man... not cool...
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Male 16
Drunk bitch. Did ya see the tow truck roll up to take her car to the impound yard ? The officer probably tossed her in to the wall a little brisk , but had she been doing what was asked in the first place , see would have been way better off,despite her over served condition. Cop`s are not baby sitter`s , they are to protect the public ; the public that isn`t drunk on their ass.drat to bitch.
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Female 131
idk what was up with that girl, but he probably didn`t need to slam her like that.
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Male 2,868
Yeah, this is police brutality. He broke her face in response to her jerking her elbow. His own police department agrees- they were going to fire him according ot the story. Anyone who says that this is an appropriate use of force doesn`t deserve their freedom.
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Male 319
Police are, by and large, in my experience, dickheads, who are full of themselves, think they are above the law, and act accordingly. Thank god for in car cameras, traffic cameras, and cell phones that take video. I would WANT to ruin this prick`s life. Make sure he`s bagging groceries for the rest of his life. Idiot.
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Male 49
It wasn`t necessary, I get that, but I doubt the officer was reacting to what the girl did. I think something else had happened recently to this guy and he just snapped on this girl. Just my opinion.
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Male 552
Pretty pathetic if you ask me. What kind of dratheads with superiority complexes are we hiring?
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Male 53
Well, how else is she going to learn?
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Female 143
OUCH! I think these giant policemen don`t realize how strong they are. What ya think she weighs? 120-130lbs? My buddy`s a sergeant with SLCPD... he benches 450lbs. They just get too excited.
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Male 1,610
Reminds me of the bar scene from The Shining. "Just a momentary loss of muscular coordination."
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Male 362
Sadly she probably enjoyed it.
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Male 346
...She was clearly resisting arrest. She was incredibly rude the the officer, as well.
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Female 8,043
Link: Police Brutality On A Handcuffed 23 Yr Old Girl [Rate Link] - The officer now faces assault charges himself. Was it brutality? Judge for yourself.For the story click the credits link
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