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I'm actually conflicted about this one

Watch this video and decide if the officer had committed an act of police brutality


Then know that police were after him because he had just murdered three people, two of which were strangers and one was a little girl.
Made me feel completely different after learning that. I think it was still unnecessary but understandable.
Northwest · M
This is very confusing. If you're referring to the initial takedown, the video is not clear, I did not see any of the officers kick him.

They were justified turning him over to handcuff him, behind his back. I also don't see any officers standing on him, choking him, or anything like that, but he kept yelling "I can't breathe".

Did the officer really kick him after he got on his knees?
plungesponge · 36-40, M
@Northwest it's very quick, in the first 15 seconds of the police finding him, the police camera jerks and the target goes down
Northwest · M
@plungesponge The camera jerk obstructs the view, as in I did not see the cops kicking him. As to pushing him to the ground, that's how it's done when you have someone refusing to obey an order to drop to their feet, or lay down on the ground, to allow the officers to cuff and search him in a safe manner. Believe it or not, this takedown method is "safer" for the suspect.

The guy was also a drama queen. What's the non-stop "I cannot breathe" and "you're killing me"?

I will give credit where credit is due. This is a violent suspect, trying to take advantage of a situation where there was actual police brutality.
Carla · 61-69, F
Unnecessary. No buts.
Police are not there to adjudicate and mete out punishment
Dude was surrendering.
jshm2 · 41-45, M
Yes and the officer needs to be disciplined if not sacked.

The perp is standing there unarmed and arms outstretched, you've got armed officers around you with a bead on him. There was no fucking need for any of that police drama shit he engaged in.

He only needed to quietly go up to him, read him his rights, and place his wrists in handcuffs.

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