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Video: Georgia Officer Arrests Burglary Suspect After Being Beaten with His Own Baton

May 06, 2016  | 

VIDEO: Georgia Officer Arrests Burglary Suspect After Being Beaten with His Own Baton

Officer Jordan Wenslow of the Gwinnett County (GA) Police Department was beaten, bleeding, and dizzy when he arrested a fleeing burglary suspect Wednesday. 

A Gwinnett County Police spokesperson said Officer Wenslow was on patrol in Dacula around 2 a.m., when he saw a man walking down Winder Highway carrying a duffel bag. There had been a series of burglaries in the area, and Officer Wenslow tried to make contact with the man. 

Police said when the man saw the patrol car, he started running. Officer Wenslow chased and tried to arrest him. Police said the suspect, David Gill, 25, fought back. During the altercation, Officer Wenslow's asp baton "became dislodged from its scabbard", according to police

Gill allegedly picked up the baton and struck Officer Wenslow in the face several times. The officer was bleeding profusely and started getting dizzy when he drew his gun and told Gill to get down on the ground. Police say Gill dropped the baton and surrendered. 

Officer Wenslow received ten staples to close the wound in his head. He's believed to have suffered a concussion, WXIA TV reports.


Comments (7)

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Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 5/6/2016 8:00 PM

I'm glad that Officer Wenslow's okay. That crazy fool could have killed him. He needs to be charged with attempted murder. I'm sure that Officer Wenslow would be dead or critically injured if he hadn't managed to draw his gun.

Vern R @ 5/7/2016 8:43 AM

Officer Wenslow cut Gill a break. I would have just shot the SOB.

kevcopAz @ 5/7/2016 11:34 AM

"allegedly struck the officer?" Based on the photos I would think it was a "for sure"!. The officer had all the right to shoot this fool, if the officer survived and the suspect survived then the officer made the right choice. Get well soon brother.

kevcopAz @ 5/7/2016 2:52 PM

Once again a minority beats up a cop, the cop had every right to shoot him but he did not. Correct move in this case since both survived. One has to wonder if the officer had shot the minority suspect if all hell would have broken loose again and made the officer the bad guy since he would have been just another racist cop taking the chance to kill an innocent minority!. I really wonder if this was on the mind of the officer at the time and thats why he didn't shoot the suspect, good move this time but that little hesitation could out you in a grave as an officer.

plato's playdough @ 5/9/2016 4:16 AM

WXIA channel 11's byline is 'HOLDING THE POWERFUL ACCOUNTABLE."

The text reads:

Investigators later found Gill on surveillance video at a nearby Fast Trip. The video shows him throwing a rock through the store window, clearing the glass with a pipe, and climbing through. He stole cigarettes and lighters. He was not wearing a mask. He was was also identified as wearing the same clothes at the time of his arrest.

Gill was charged with aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer, felony obstruction against a law enforcement officer, possession of a weapon during a crime, giving a false name and date of birth and burglary. Police also found outstanding warrants for him in three different jurisdictions.

A moment of pause: what happens to a police officer if he hits the thug 10 times in the head with his ASP?

plato's playdough @ 5/9/2016 4:18 AM

Answer: he gets his ASS handed to him on a platter.

LEO (RET) @ 5/10/2016 12:10 PM

Officer Wenslow"s Warrior Mindset was kicked in gear and probably saved his live. Get well soon brother.

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