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Rough Arrest In Arizona

A Mesa (Ariz.) Police officer used a TASER to subdue a suspect who refused to leave a convenience store and ignored an officer's repeated commands to sit down. Read the full story here.

June 04, 2013

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james dumas @ 6/4/2013 2:09 PM

That's not police brutality!He wants a fight he picked the wrong people,if you don't comply you might get hurt ,what's the use ,in the end you will lose.

John Robinson @ 6/4/2013 2:41 PM

Mesa cops beat a mentally challenged kid that I know the same way. Hes 5 feet 5in and about 120 pounds. Too many Barney Fife's out there.

John Robinson @ 6/4/2013 2:42 PM

Barney Fife police wirk

Fed Cop @ 6/4/2013 3:30 PM

Hey, John Robinson, a mentally challenged person can kill just as easily as a person who isn't. BTW, what has that to do with a person fighting a police officer? Also, if you ever watched Andy Griffith, you would know that Barney Fife played an inept small town officer, who wouldn't fight anyone. He wasn't even allowed to load his gun, except one time, and he shot the ground.

Eileen @ 6/4/2013 3:33 PM

That is NOT police brutality he should have not been resisting!!!

Wesley J. Hayes @ 6/4/2013 4:33 PM

The problem with people today is that they don't take responsibility for their actions! And when others join in their efforts to cry "police brutality", then it just breeds more hate toward Law Enforcement Officers!

This man should never have never resisted. By doing so, he put many lives in danger, including the brave citizen and the off-duty officer who helped. Also, there was apparently a vehicle accident, so the passengers in the vehicle were also put in danger.

But when the man continued to obviously resist, the spectator(s) alleged abuse. What if he had gotten loose, had a gun, and opened fire? Then the allegation was that the officer(s) were not capable of doing their jobs.

He resisted, he got handled, shame on him.

William @ 6/4/2013 4:36 PM

As long as you continue to resist the police have every right to defend themselves. Don't want to lay on hot pavement don't fight the police. As for the lady in the car failure to yield to an emergency vehicle . The arrest looked good to be so ill gang banger wanna be taking the video.

Bob@Az. @ 6/4/2013 11:07 PM

This took place at a Circle K known for attracting lowlifes, as evidenced by the video. Amazing that this guy could be as aggressive as he was and the idiots watching think the cops are doing all the fighting. Rule #1: Officer safety. It would have been over and done with if he had just obeyed the first request to leave the store. Dumb. Blues, Stay Safe.

Terminator @ 6/4/2013 11:39 PM

That suspect was violent stupid and got what he deserved. Good to see citizens helping the police subdue this maniac. Sad the coward idiot who was video taping doesn't bother to help the police. He would rather tape it for giggles. I applaud those good citizens helping the police. 👍😃

Robert Hillsman. M.D. @ 6/5/2013 3:34 AM

"old man' looked to be a 'security guard' as shirt had patch on upper R. shoulder and he was carrying a radio of some kind. The two other ununiformed appear to be plainclothes or off duty LEO. Note that all violence continued 'til suspect complied with attempts to handcuff him. Had a backpack and no patt down could be performed w/ noncompliant suspect--also civiliians also don't realize LEO's weapons are also able to be pulled in hand to hand. Good arrest-would like to see officers wear 'on uniform' cameras for cases like this!

maddog 81 mm @ 6/5/2013 4:46 AM

The perps apparent no-compliance , brought about this extended event !! Other circumstances occured , Because of the continued refusal , attributed to this struggle, there was an accident , and people were hurt !! Even while on the ground , the POS,continued to resist, and he appeared like he was on some mind altering substance, to able to muscle away the officers. Even with several officers on him , and tasering did not effect this individual, and to me that suggests , a drug induced , uncontrolled physical resaponse !! As for the photographer, was of no help, and did not attempt to intervene, nor assist, he was only seeking to taint the incident with his persception of the incident, trying to slant , the narrative in the perps favor, to his audience , or viewer !!

Sky @ 6/5/2013 7:16 AM

The Officers did what they had to do make the suspect comply. It is obvious that they had their hands full. Even the uniformed security guard attempted to assist. Maybe if the so called concerned person filming the incident and making negative remarks toward/about the police had any common sense, he would've also jumped into it to assist instead of making remarks about how the incident was unfolding. Maybe if one of the Officers involved was a relative of Mr. Video phone he may have gotten involved and helped. Unfortunately Mr. Video phone is also probably the type who would start a confrontation with someone and call 911 when he got his butt kicked. Then an LEO would have to put his/herself in harms why for a carbon based life form with the intel of a bag of nails. Nuff said.

respect the law.... @ 6/5/2013 10:26 AM

He probably doesnt have a daddy, and is unsure who is real mommmma is .... at least he learned the hard way on how to learn respect to the LAW !

Longarm9 @ 6/8/2013 7:37 AM

Looks like a group of police and courageous citizens doing the right thing with a combative subject. Nothing to see here folks.

CJ @ 6/11/2013 4:12 AM

I am glad everyhting turned out ok in the end. However we are overlooking something here. I am looking at my list of ten fatal errors that have killed experienced (or inexperienced lawmen). #2) Tombstone Courage- WAIT FOR BACKUP. You should not try to make an apprehension alone and unaided. Time is on our side folks, this is where experience kicks in, talk, tactical delay, downplaying the situation, developing rapport, etc., etc. There is no reason to go hands-on unless there is immediacy that is dictated by a dangerous situation where inaction would create a worse problem. I did not see immediacy here, and I did not see the officer possessing the physical and verbal skills to effectively handle the situation by himself. You better be absolutely sure of your abilities before you try to leg-sweep someone and take them down by yourself. It's not fun criticizing another officer but it is worth it to make others (especially rookies) think a bit more, and it is really worth it if it keeps another officer alive in a similar incident in the future. This officer is lucky the guy wasn't going for and didn't take his gun like he did the Taser! Having been on the job for 23 years I have made the same mistake (we all have) the key is learning from our (and others) mistakes.

krisnlc @ 6/11/2013 10:04 AM

Viewing this video. I dont see an issue for the police. The guy was non-compliant, even after the police officer attempted to verbally diffuse the situation....this guy did not plan for that police officer to have all that juice. Good job police officers...hope they lock that idiot Tai away..and the system should not make excuses for him.

Grant @ 6/16/2013 7:46 AM

Typical armchair critics AGAIN!!!! If you want to break the law and fight the police, don't sook when you get sorted. As as for those onlookers criticizing the actions of the officer/s, have a listen to yourselves you morons..... Don't worry about the fact that this grub just tried to punch on and assault an officer. No that's right let's just worry about what happens after he is eventually restrained.

Steve @ 6/25/2013 7:39 AM

No problem on the beat down and tayz, but the un-marked who ran the red ball better lawyer up !

jay @ 7/25/2013 6:51 AM

hey all you dumb fucks on here. i know that man who was beat in this video.... if they only knew he had special health problems. thats why he was waiting for his medication. his family is gonna get paid. r.i.p toko

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