Not matter what type of job you are in, there are good guys and some bad guys. In law enforcement, it is no different. For a given amount of personnel, there are a certain percentage of bad guys. These are guys who abuse authority, like the power trip they believe the badge gives them, or use their position in society to make money through corruption.
I have always said that there are two groups of people in this country that should be held to a higher standard. Law Enforcement, and Judges. In law enforcement, you are in a position to be judge, jury, and executioner sometimes, and with that responsibility and power comes the need for serious discipline if it is abused. Judges have the power of God in certain respects, considering what they can impose in judgments and sentencing. There again, a big responsibility and lots of power requires higher standards and more serious discipline if found to be abusing it.
I refuse to tolerate abuses of position, and I know a number of others in LE that are exactly the same way. The cop in this video apparently also refuses to tolerate that, and the fact that someone caught it on camera and published it is awesome. The guy on the ground is a typical “I didn’t do it” pain in the ass “Drama Queen”. It’s easy dealing with guys who don’t give you problems. What shows your true character is dealing with the assholes or “actors” who want to attract attention. The subject was “playin’ it”, and the handcuffing officer was feeding into it. The other officer did the right thing and addressed his partner physically when necessary.
Way to go Brother, doing the right thing isn’t easy, especially in that job. Your conscience is what you have to live with, not your asshat partner.
American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICE