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California Chief Defends Officers' Violent Arrest of Mentally Ill Man Attacking Mother


The first officers who arrived on scene said they saw Velasco throw his mother into traffic in front of moving cars. More Here.

June 09, 2015
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HRPufnstuf @ 6/9/2015 3:37 PM

Broke his leg with a baton? Outstanding! Excellent application of the baton on a violent subject. And apparently, no cops hurt. That's the way it should be.

PC9741 @ 6/10/2015 7:48 AM

Probably should have stopped hitting him with the baton. What ever happened to tying someone up on the ground and applying a control hold? Obviously help was on the way. And it sounded like a taser was deployed initially, so go for the drive stun if it didn't get good spread or contact.
I don't know the facts (like if the dude was armed, covered with blood, biting, spitting, etc...) but there is ALWAYS a camera somewhere and it just looks bad. We fight to win though, so I guess they did what it took.

Longarm9 @ 6/28/2015 9:38 AM

Drive stuns are highly ineffective on subjects who are emotionally disturbed or high on drugs (which he may have been) because it's nothing more than pain compliance on one spot, and pain compliance basically doesn't work on people in extreme emotional disturbance/distress. Breaking a leg, on the other hand, makes it very hard to stand up and attack regardless of how well you ignore the pain. Good work by the police.

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