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Ohio Man Ignores Commands at Vehicle Stop

An Ohio man was forcefully arrested and charged with a felony after he ignored repeated commands and resisted arrest during a traffic stop.

March 13, 2012

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Kelly Cobean @ 3/14/2012 5:23 AM

Good tackle. Not that hard to comply with police orders on a simple traffic stop. Guy was an idiot.

Capt David-retired LA Cou @ 3/14/2012 6:52 AM

Stupid move. Maybe it was because there was backup arriving but after about 10 'let me see your hands' command, etc, the easist thing to do, in my martial arts opinion, black belt aikido, knock his legs from under him move. therefore eliminating the tackle, broken hand, etc. Of course, this is my arm chair opinion.

Pastor Rick @ 3/14/2012 7:53 AM

Awesome tackle, I had to watch it several times. Hard to understand why people don't follow instructions and then cannot understand why everyone is piled on them. By the way a TAZER would have dealt with the subject and eliminated the officer's injury.

CPL. J. FAULKNER @ 3/14/2012 9:27 AM


Deputy Hill @ 3/14/2012 9:46 AM

I agree with Capt. David. It wasn't even a good tackle. If you watch it again the officer didn't gain any kind of control over the suspect. In fact, the officer ended up on his back. If this guy wasn't so drunk he could have easily got on top of the officer and gained the upper hand or worse his gun. The officer was so focused on the driver he neglected the passenger and gave up his back to whomever was in the passenger seat. The officer had backup 2 minutes away no point in going in solo and obviously coming away with an injury.

Chuck @ 3/14/2012 9:47 AM

Well according to the Indiana legislation this guy told the officers he didn't do anything wrong so that means he was justified in resisting right!!!!! Mater of fact because he said he didn't do anything wrong that means the officer was wrong for stopping him in the first place. Watch how ugly things are going to get because the politicians are now running things.

Dep Mi @ 3/14/2012 10:28 AM

It's all too easy to judge other cops from a video

Officer R @ 3/14/2012 10:41 AM

It doesn't really matter what each of us think as long as what the Trooper did was consistent with what a reasonable LEO would have done. He got the job done and in the end that is what counts. With all the BS we get from the press, politicians and "the police are always wrong chorus," we need to be sticking together instead of putting each other down. Of course, that's just my 2 cents.

Dave @ 3/14/2012 11:14 AM

We all know how the moment gets away from us and all we can think is getting this guy down before it gets worse. Unfortunatly we all lack in continued training due to budget cuts. It could have been a grave mistake but thank the lord it turned out with no shooting and minor injuries

Jon C @ 3/15/2012 8:45 AM

Tackling is one of the worst techniques an officer can choose. Too many have resulted in elbow injuries after landing on concrete, etc.

Tackling is good on grass with pads and a helmet, but not for LE.

BW @ 3/15/2012 9:24 PM

Sorry, but you misunderstand, Chuck. The arrest was lawful, therefore he had no right to resist. The law is terrible, but it requires an unlawful search by an officer, not just the arestee's opinion.

Blacksmith1189 @ 3/16/2012 7:58 AM

The first thing I thought about was a second suspect getting out of the vehicle and shooting the officer. The driver could have easily been a distraction, as we all have seen too many times in the past. I'm glad all of the officers came out ok, except for the one with the broken hand. Let the courts decide what the suspect did was wrong. Stay safe out there!!!

Melissa @ 6/11/2012 2:38 PM

Awesome!!! I say take the bastard down anyway you can !!! My dad was reynoldsburg cop lt.underwood...and I sure wouldnt criticize his moves when adrenaline takes over who cares grass or pavement!!:( good job

SALTMAN @ 7/2/2012 7:49 PM

The initial officer's tackle was nice. But my focus of appreciation is the responding officers. How many depend on backup to cover their back and the possibilty of additional threats? KUDOS to ALL of the officers, job well done.

Kevin @ 11/1/2013 11:17 AM

He is not a Trooper, he is a city of Reynoldsburg police officer. Reynoldsburg is a suburb of Columbus Ohio. Needless to say but he is on hell of a officer

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