Last Thursday 2 Rainbow City, Alabama Police officers stopped a truck with no taillights. Good reason for a stop. The truck was occupied by 2 people. As part of an investigation into any traffic stop is to determine who these people are.
The driver complied. The passenger gave a false name. Upon further investigation it was determined that the passenger was, in fact, wanted on a felony drug warrant and several traffic warrants. OK, a routine arrest…not so fast. The wanted subject exited the vehicle and jumped off a bridge falling 19 feet in order to evade arrest.
This unwise activity caused a broken leg, the loss of his front teeth and his tongue was nearly bitten off upon impact.
The next day his family posted on facebook that the police had beaten him and thrown him off the bridge. All with photographs showing our, not so fleet of foot felon, suffering the injuries. Needless to say the post, as they say, went VIRAL!! Enraged citizens threatened police officers throughout the country for the perceived brutality.
But wait…there’s more. In today’s policing body cams are becoming the norm. Chief Jonathan Horton reviewed the body cam footage that clearly showed the suspect running away and jumping off the bridge.
The chief released a 30 minute video of the event showing the officers acted in a calm, deliberate and professional manner. Even rendering first aid.
Remember when all the talking heads and the blm folks were demanding body cams. Well, they got their wish and many of these false and slanderous claims have been laid bare exposing the bad guys for what they are. Lairs and thugs!!
STAY SAFE, BUCKLE UP, WEAR YOUR VEST AND TURN ON THAT BODY CAM!!