Thursday, November 12, 2015

Resisting Arrest

http://www.fox7austin.com/news/local-news/48267048-story

In this video a police officer is attempting to arrest a man.  The man says he wants to go on his own.  The man says he is not resisting.  The man is lying, he is resisting.  When told he was under arrest, the man should have put his hands behind his back in preparation of being handcuffed, as instructed.

Pulling away from a police officer is resisting arrest.  Failing to obey a verbal command is resisting arrest.  Too many people today have the opinion that they have no duty to obey the commands of an officer.

Too many officers also have that opinion and don't force their will upon those who fail to do as they are told.  Officers are given authority to do their jobs.  Failure to use that authority when needed only leads to suspects thinking they can get away, and often then requires more force than would have initially been needed; that's what the SGT Says.

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