I bet Carrollton settles out of court on this one.
He's going to be rich.
Well thats gonna cost the carrollton pd dept some serious cash.
While I agree that he was mistreated, I do not think that he should have jumped out of the car like that.
Either way, he is going to be rich when this is all over.
Glad there was a dash cam of it.
After that display he should own the Carrollton PD. There was no reason for him to be treated in that manner.
When the DA wouldn't take the case that says a lot,even he knows these cops overstepped their bounds
He got out of the car (bad, BAD choice) and then announced that he had a CWP which, in an LEO contact situation, isn't a whole lot different than just saying "I have a gun."
Telling an officer that you have a CWP does not obligate him to take you at your word. There's a little known concept called "lying" and criminals will, on occasion, employ this technique. It's particularly dangerous when combined with another concept known as "stupid," also employed by criminals from time to time.
Did the cop use excessive force in these circumstances? Or was he proactively securing someone who had spontaneously stepped out of his car and effectively announced that he was in possession of a weapon?
I should add that what allegedly went on after the initial encounter was, of course, inexcusable.
he is gonna make some money on this one. There was a whole lot of idiocy going on there on both sides of it. However the police acted inappropriately given the circumnstances and esspecially with trying to intimmidate him after tha fact and arressting him 3 weeks later.
Looks like they abused the wrong guy.
First this cop needs to be charged with assault.
Second, this cop needs to be fired.
Third, the department needs to pay through the nose.
Fourth, This department needs to be closed down, and all officers need to be re-evaluated to see if they are fit to serve. As this behavior does not get to this point without institutional approval.
Fifth, After all officer are re-evaluated, and re trained, this department should be re-opened under state, or federal supervision.
I hope he doesn't settle on this and takes it to its full conclusion in court. I don't see how he can lose.