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Chicago, IL

#21 Jul 11, 2013
I don't know anything about this other than what I have read in this thread. Didn't watch the video. But it sounds like the cop was definitely in the wrong. Don't get me wrong, I am not in support of criminals either. All I'm saying is that I, along with many others, have been fired/let go/terminated/laid off for much less than assaulting somebody. So I have no sympathy for any parties involved.
A Mom

Chicago, IL

#22 Jul 11, 2013
The officer had his cuffs removed and challenged him to stand up. He was antagonizing him. That's completely uncalled for. Yes, the inmate was behaving badly, but it was very obvious that he was either drunk, high, or just not quite right in the head. The officers should have just put him in a holding cell and let him calm down instead of antagonizing him. It was obvious that they wanted him to give them a reason to attack. I am usually on the officer's side in cases where a criminal claims that they were mistreated, but in this case it's very obvious that the officers instigated it. I don't think the prisoner should have jumped up, but you expect that behavior from an impaired criminal. You don't expect officers of the law to encourage that behavior. They baited him. So yeah, the officer should have been fired, the guy who took the cuffs off should have been fired, and the other officers who were witnessing this and did nothing should be reprimanded. And the prisoner should have to serve some time. They all behaved badly.
Old news

Chicago, IL

#23 Jul 11, 2013
You people do realize this was about three years ago? What rock did you live under at the time ?
A Mom

Chicago, IL

#24 Jul 11, 2013
Old news wrote:
You people do realize this was about three years ago? What rock did you live under at the time ?
LOL! I didn't know it was that long ago! The rock I'm living under must be huge! I should watch the news more often I guess!

Dawson Springs, KY

#25 Jul 11, 2013
in 2010 I had no internet, and I just watched it for the first time also :) and I am bored too I guess, but the officer shouldn't have lost his job, but I agree the guy should have been put in holding. In the video the perp didn't want to give an address, gave his grandmother's and my guess is he was actually homeless, knowing he wouldn't get out. It was the smart ass answer the guy gave that pissed off the cop, I mean come on, in jail under the influence or not, you don't f with the guys that have the handcuff keys and tasers LOL

HOw sad that the Messenger Inquirer hasn't uploaded a video to YOUTUBE in over 2 years...

Richmond, KY

#26 Jul 28, 2013
The OPD definitely egged it on. He deserved it

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