It seems he really was that stupid. Or that arrogant. Miami Gardens police officer arrested after video shows him with knee on woman’s neck.
That he is facing any repercussions is somewhat amazing. I guess that’s a part of the times. It’s clear he didn’t expect to have to answer for his actions.
The arrest of Safiya Satchell might have gone down as another anonymous case — were it not for the bystander video that showed a Miami Gardens police officer reach into her SUV, drag her out, press his knee on her neck and stun her twice with a Taser.
There was video, which indicates that his arrest report contained a “slew of false statements.” All charges against the woman have been dismissed. He has been charged with battery and official misconduct for the false statements. Felony Stupidity is not a crime in Florida, though he is certainly guilty of that, at least.
Cops are slow learners, apparently. 20 years (or more) gone by and they STILL haven’t figured out that they are on video. So be it. This guy will be hung out to dry, and frankly, he deserves to be. No one this boneheaded should be carrying loaded weapons around in the name of “Law Enforcement.”
Here’s a friendly tip to all LEOs everywhere. If you want to keep your pension, and your job, and avoid a few years in solitary confinement, don’t kneel on necks. You are on video. Repeat after me… You. Are. On. Video.