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High-Speed Chase In S.C.

A high-speed pursuit by Charleston County (S.C.) Sheriff's deputies punctuated with gunfire ended with a physical confrontation and a K-9 biting the man.

February 16, 2012

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SRO12 @ 2/16/2012 4:24 PM


Josh Meszaros @ 2/16/2012 4:48 PM

I feel the cops did what they should have done. He shot at them. Once the K9 is released, its gonna do what it can to subdue the subject. maybe the officers thought he was too close to the car, so they pulled him back.

Mark Brewer @ 2/16/2012 5:10 PM

All the Defendant had to do was stop resisting, but no-o-o-o-o

Jason Barnes @ 2/16/2012 6:52 PM

The suspect was subdued, down, and cuffed. Why did they then allow the German Shepherd to chow down on the perp? Did the officers somehow mistake the bad guy for a bowl of Alpo?

Dustin @ 2/16/2012 6:53 PM

Given the context I don't feel this is excessive. The punches were on initial contact and it was a fight at that point. Give he had shot at them the need to control was obvious. Once cuffed nothing negative happened. And they dragged him away to separate him from the car and potentially access to weapons. (as well to make room for officers)

Tory @ 2/17/2012 12:23 AM

The boys in blue all deserve commendations for getting this filth subdued and off the street.... I give them great credit for being as controlled as they are after the high speed pursuit of this societal scumbag.

LT B @ 2/17/2012 4:22 AM

These cops did a fine job of getting this guy arrested. It's apparent the bad guy was "non-compliant". They needed to get him away from the vehicle. Rin Tin Tin did what he was supposed to do.. all is good. If in fact this low life shot at the cops, he's lucky it did not end in a a more leathal way.

Mark A. Brooks @ 2/17/2012 6:03 AM

Major lawsuit! Oh Sh*t!

jim @ 2/17/2012 7:27 AM

So, there will be negative comments about this. Would these nay-sayers rather have the suspect shot? Would they rather have the officers shot? They do not understand at all. It is not our job to be the victim. It is our job to keep the peace and protect the public by catching the suspect and apprehending him. They did it - even when he was fighting. I say good job!

Jim A

Dan Birdsley @ 2/17/2012 7:31 AM

Come on gentlemen! They are trying to drag him one way (at least 6-8 feet from the vehicle) and the dog is dragging the other. The handler even let go of the dog and was dragging the perp, as well. That part of it is overboard!

coolhandluke @ 2/17/2012 8:22 AM

Somebody needs to go back to EVOC, pretty such your not supposed to slam into another cruiser.

David @ 2/17/2012 10:56 PM

The fool was resisting even after being cuffed and being taken away from his veh. BUT that won't make the major news!

T Beaux @ 2/18/2012 9:16 AM

Still non compliant even after cuffed.

JJ Golliday @ 2/19/2012 9:08 AM

Having 30 + years on the job, I saw nothing overly excessive. The suspect is still resisting as he is being walked to a patrol car. Some just don't learn.

Carlo @ 2/20/2012 6:10 AM

I dont want to quarterback this, but watching the video raises some questions.... If the suspect shot at them, why not conduct a felony stop? Why run up to the driver who had a gun and shot at deputies? The one deputy subdued the suspect with punches and other officers seemed to have the suspect under control. Being a former K-9 handler (CA), it looked as if the deputy told the officers to back off so the dog could get a bite. If so, that would be a liability issue.

We need to be professional at all times and keep our emotions out of the situation at hand.

Scott L @ 2/20/2012 8:09 PM

To every one of you idiots that says this is a lawsuit, or they were excessive... SINCE WHEN ARE WE SUPPOSE TO FIGHT FAIR? There is NO SUCH THING as a fair fight. We play to win... whatever else happens, happens... long as we go home, and they go to jail... EFF THE REST!

robert @ 2/22/2012 3:30 AM

Not a lawsuit... No too much force... The dirtbag had his hands UNDER HIS STOMACH and was pulling his hands away from the officer trying to cuff him...

Frank @ 2/22/2012 10:35 PM

The suspect had his hands tucked in his chest. The officers were trying to pull his arms out, while he continuously resisted. My training and experience tells me that he is still a threat. The officers did a great job. Considering they did not use lethal force, which suprised me.

shield20 @ 3/14/2012 6:02 AM

For those of you "expert" witnesses commenting on here, mull on this. As long as "bad guy" is fighting, we are going to use that force necessary to stop it. That's about as simple as it can be explained. Deadly force could have been used. This subject already showed his intent. Bad guy in jail, all Officers go home after the paperwork. Job well done.

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