Today's Cop-Beating Video Comes to You from the Harris County Sheriff's Department

Categories: Courts

Caught on Tape: Woman Says Deputy Used Excessive Force: MyFoxHOUSTON.com

Houstonians just can't get enough of surveillance video of cops getting physical with the public, so here's today's episode.

Fox 26 reports that the woman in the video has filed a federal suit over the incident, which happened at a Target last June.

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Jeff
Jeff

I don't understand what the problem was to begin with.. From the video, it looks like she came up to ask him a question, and he arrested her.

Wouldn't call this a "Cop-Beating" though.

Mankind123
Mankind123

It looked like she did pull away and resist being arrested. It also looks like she was refusing to put her hands behind her back when they were on the floor. We just don't know what led up to the encounter. Excessive force? Unnecessary force? Maybe

eudemonist
eudemonist

Good question. She does pull away when he grabs her by the arm, but if it wasn't a legit grab in the first place, who wouldn't? Either way, certainly looks like excessive force.

Hope they rail his ass.

Wyatt
Wyatt

Wait, why were they interacting in the first place? Pretty basic question. Nice reporting, Fox 26.

Wyatt
Wyatt

So it's just kidnapping, then?

eudemonist
eudemonist

Sensationalist reporting? In my Houston Press?

It's more likely than you think...

Kyle
Kyle

Citizens have repeatedly won the right to resist an unlawful arrest or detention. If he had no good cause to detain her in the first place, she had every right to resist.

MynameisWyatt??
MynameisWyatt??

what do you mean Wyatt? That question might be basic if it made any sense. Who is interacting with what??

Wyatt
Wyatt

I'm asking why the cop and the woman are having a conversation in the first place. Unless he just spun around and started wilding out on a stranger for no apparent reason.

And since four out of seven comments on this post address this question, I think it's pretty clear/legitimate.

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