Monday, November 24, 2008

Excessive Force?

The television stations have been all over this one. A man who led police on a wild car chase last week is roughed up by officers once he's stopped (after authorities managed to lay down spikes to flatten his tires). The man was wanted on theft charges. Here's WJZ's report:

One officer has been placed on administrative duty and no one involved has been suspended.

Detectives from the Internal Affairs Division are investigating the beating.

The stop was caught on video...

"There are certain actions that are captured in that video during the arrest that cause me concern, to make me want to make sure that what I saw in the video is consistent with how we train our officers. The policy that guides our officers is frankly what we expect from our officers," said Chief William McMahon, Howard County Police.

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