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Video: Man Tackles Baltimore Cop During Arrest

January 05, 2012  | 

VIDEO: Man Tackles Baltimore Cop

A middle-aged man can be seen punching and tackling a Baltimore Police officer, while the officer was arresting a suspect, in a video that has gone viral.

In the incident, which occurred on New Year's Eve, a man identified as 40-year-old Manuel Imel approaches two officers during an arrest. The officers are handcuffing a man who's laying on his stomach.

A crowd had formed around them, and people appear to be upset with the actions of the officers prior to the recording, reports the Baltimore Sun.

A man police say is Imel then comes from behind the officers, punches an officer, and tackles him. The assault allows the man being detained to run away. A third officer arrives, and the officers struggle with the Imel, punching and kicking him in an attempt to subdue him.

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Tammy @ 1/6/2012 5:31 AM

First off.. I am amazed that people (citizens) can stand by watching someone being attacked and think its all ok. If this had been an arrest of someone who commited a crime against the person video recording he would have had a totally different attitude for the officers and their actions. By watching the video it appears that the assisting officer who was already on scene did not know how to perform his job properly. If I were his commanding officer I would send him back to FTO school for more training and If I were his partner I would be very uneasy working the road with him. He should know what to do if his partner is being attacked.

John Russell @ 1/7/2012 12:37 PM

If you are amazed that these animals are standing around you are from small city or town or white area truthfully these so called citizens are hgiher than a KITE strung out on GOD knows what ??and 80% hate POLICE and probably were in JAIL last week or last year.

TAMMY you need to stay in a good area you are in cause BALTIMORE is 1/2 as bad as PHILADELPHIA and Washignton DC might as well be

NIGERIA and SOMALIA ---USA in cities is South Africa and ruined forever! Trust me I know..doutb me go to the BLOCK OF BALT in say MAY and JUNE..and PG county of Washington DC..better be black.

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