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Rough Arrest In Seattle

Seattle Police officers arrested a hit-and-run suspect, who now claims one of the officers choked him during the rough arrest. Read the full story here.

November 29, 2012

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bob keane @ 11/29/2012 4:15 PM

The situation looked to be under control until the third officer arrived. Pretty obvious he has a short fuse. He is in the wrong business. Remember, a quiet determined manner has more effect than violent action. The officer needs to review that part of the code.

bob keane @ 11/29/2012 4:17 PM

The situation escalated to a cast of thousands as the result of the lack of common sense on the part of one officer. Remediation is the answer, and possibly a new barber.

rob @ 11/29/2012 6:00 PM

I see a lack of suspect control in the beginning. I also see one officer who is a little hot but did not use excessive force. It would of helped if the suspect was cuffed a lot sooner.

John @ 12/1/2012 1:25 AM

Try watching the video again. The subject was uncooperative and somewhat agressive before the third officer ever appeared on video. There is a good chance that the third officer witnessed the subjects actions. Maybe the third officer should have sprayed the p.o.s. with o.c. Unfortunately in our federally controlled, politically correct, litigious society officers probably wouldn't be justified in utilizing polycarbonate behavioral modification methods. Even though this is exactly what spitters deserve.

Nichole @ 12/3/2012 3:47 AM

Don't spit in an officer's face, Bro.

A little offtopic, but the Asian officer's voice is sexy. I do love a man in uniform.

AJ @ 12/3/2012 6:27 AM

Too many videos like this are why our patrol officers can no longer wear thier gloves during contacts. They can put them on for search incident to arrest only. I can't say a whole lot because my sound doesn't work, but it's clear that someone needs some police work 101. You have him outnumbered and frisked (I think that's what happened on the hood first).

Not sure what the goal of the MMA elbow is. I know why it's done in the octagon, but it's not our goal to knock suspects out and / or cut them open. I didn't even see a choke, There was some head control, but no strangulation. (Because choking is what happens when you eat to fast.)

Lee @ 12/3/2012 3:30 PM

the situation was not under control. He was being resistive and the two officers handling should have had him in cuffs shortly there after, but did not. the third officer, well, He was pushing the guys face away to avoid the spitting scenario which took place anyways. has No one here ever kept someones face away while attempting to detain? Also, the elbow.....c'mon now all. He spit in the officers face. He committed assault on a peace officer. An elbow was a nice way to take him down....

marshal @ 12/4/2012 5:27 AM

I am not sure that the elbow drop was a good thing but the rest of it looked ok. No idea why the fire department decided he needed to be C-Collared. He was doing so much moving around and except for saying he was choked I couldn't make out him saying anything about neck or back pain nor did they check his back or neck for injury. The man was obviously not injured and escalated even more after the arrest.

PC9744 @ 12/4/2012 3:11 PM

@ marshal- I agree with you, the elbow strike to the face was excessive. I think a good pressure point application at the mastoid or jugular notch would've worked just fine...the other two officers had his arms, and it would have earned the compliance right away.

Rick @ 12/4/2012 11:12 PM

This guy was being a real ass from minute one, those of you disagreeing with the punch/elbow strike apparently have never bee spit on by one of these mutts who are probably carrying every disease known and unknown to man. It's a natural reaction just like when soemone takes a swing at you. We're cops, not the publics punching bags, pin cusions, spittoons or urinals. It kills me how people choose to fight with the police then cry fowl when they lose, if they win and get away with it, they're the big man on campus, if they lose it's police brutality, how's that work? Then these grown ass men who make a decision to resist arrest, fight with cops, get their ass handed to them then literally start crying for mama, really? What I don't understand is the hanging around thing afetr the arrest, get em cuffed n stuffed and get em the hell outta there, they act out sooo much more when they think they have an audience.

cm @ 12/5/2012 7:58 AM

After pulling away from two officers, this would have a sign to take this idiot to the ground. Resisting and struggling with the officers, failure to follow verbal commands which would have solved everything. Being spit on, Oh Hell No. He had ample opportunity to do what he was told to do. He took this to the next level, not the officers.

X NYC TPD @ 12/24/2012 8:13 PM

Trying to figure out why the third officer was needed. They stood around with him for a while before the third officer arrived. Letting that same officer be the one who control him clearly increased the suspect's agitation, drawing a crowd. HOWEVER, once you spit at me, all bets are off!

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