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Officers Bodyslam Cuffed Woman

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Gehrig, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member

    This woman was pulled over for talking on her cell phone while driving. She pulls over in a Del Taco parking lot where the cops roughed her up and the security camera caught it. At the end notice the cops giving each other a fist bump.

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/08/lapd-body-slam-video-chief-charlie-beck.html

     
  2. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    Why would you ever, ever, under any circumstances, get out of the car? Doesn't she watch Cops?

    It looks bad, but I'll reserve judgement because I don't know what was said, or what kind of movements were made because of the fuzziness of the video. But getting of the car will never work out well.
     
  3. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    There are some horrific videos out there of cops being shot in the line of duty doing ordinary traffic stops. Once I'd seen those, I figured I'd give them a lot of slack in using too much force to restrain a subject. It's wrong, but understandably wrong imo.
     
  4. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'm sure the 5 foot 2 mom in handcuffs was being really menacing when the guy flipped her over his hip, slammed her face-first to the pavement, then fist-bumped his buddy.
     
  5. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Because only menacing-looking people can suddenly pull a weapon out of nowhere.
     
  6. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Good call. I'm sure slamming the unarmed, handcuffed woman face-first to the pavement prevented her from shooting the officer. *fist-bump*
     
  7. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Better safe than sorry. Rules are rules.
     
  8. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member


    What rules?
     
  9. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Whatever rules the officer is making up at the scene, usually.
     
  10. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Slamming the tiny suspect to the pavement - twice - would indicate these two officers don't have much skill when it comes to compelling suspect compliance.

    Their commanding officer seems to agree.
     
  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Good thing they weren't Arkansas cops, or the gal would have been a "suicide"
     
  12. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Damn, that is brutal. Have to know all the facts before final passing judgment but sure looks like body slamming without any justification.

    Getting out of the car? Okay, maybe not the smartest move, but she was in a well-lit parking lot, any was pulled over for talking on a phone. Even if feel threatened, draw your weapon then. Many other options other than body slamming her face first into the pavement.

    Fist pump? I usually do that when I'm happy, not when I just avoided a scary situation.
     
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