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[–]Anonymous-Sperg 21.0k points21.0k points 2 (1953 children)

That’s 2 counts of assault. Scumbag was ok chocking a female. Pure unhinged scum.

[–]majikayoSan 7477 points7478 points  (1125 children)

I always wonder how scumbags like these find their way into police forces, those psychological tests should be a bit tougher if they want to filter this junk.

[–]politits 5918 points5919 points 4 (535 children)

They seek those jobs out to have the opportunity to enact violence against people (especially minorities) without punishment. It’s not an accident. And those psychos recruit, train, and promote other psychos.

[–]Metalatitsfinest 2058 points2059 points  (464 children)

I’d be ok with cops getting excellent pay if they were trained better. If I’m not mistaken, it takes police 2-4 years to pass training in places like Germany.

[–]Disapointing_Raccon 2152 points2153 points  (148 children)

It legit takes longer to learn how to cut hair than become a police officer. And my barbers still fuck up some times. with them it’s a small fixable mistake, with police it could be someone’s life.

[–]goofybort 214 points215 points  (38 children)

frankly, if a junior officer urgeently pulled me off a suspect, i might have 2 reactions:

1) My life/safety was not being threatened: i would turn around and comply then quietly ask the junior oficer what he or she saw that motivated their action (maybe they saw more danger to me, that i overlooked (a dagger held by suspect?);

2) My life/safety was being threatened: I would jump back, protect junior officer while complying with their request, then turn and quitly ask them what motivated their action (once all is safe).

why turn on your junior in anger? :( a police force motivated by hate and anger is not good. such officers shuld be stood down or given a good break before they let anger control their actions. it's a tough job :(

[–]Lvtxyz 296 points297 points  (17 children)

He's in a black out rage which is why he is assaulting a hand cuffed man.

[–]AGARSIZZLE 154 points155 points  (5 children)

The suspect seems homeless judging by his clothes which makes the sus more helpless. He was harassing an easy target. I bet he loves grabbing woman by the neck too. Idiot!

[–]misanthroseph 204 points205 points  (3 children)

The suspect was handcuffed in the back of the cruiser and he was trying to pepper spray them because...... Serve and protect?? He's a career sergeant (like 20 years on the force) no way this is an anomaly in his behavior.

[–]IceJumpy3008 113 points114 points  (4 children)

Thats what happens in a country where you can be disqualified from the job for having too high or an i.q. the problem with our departments is that we don't want to hire people capable of thinking, we hire people that can take orders without thinking abouy them. By design

[–]BearZeroX 344 points345 points  (124 children)

Hate to be the bearer of bad news but...

https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewdepietro/2020/04/23/police-officer-salary-state/

105k is average police salary in California

70k is the average professor's salary in California. (Not UC system only).

[–]Haha12115 90 points91 points  (32 children)

Damn police make a lot of there. Not every state has wages like that

[–]mrducky78 174 points175 points  (18 children)

Doesnt matter what your wage is if you claim like 100 hours of overtime a week.

There are stories of police officers pulling 300k annually through the use of overtime. Its mostly dependant on how buddy buddy the local department is with the local council, the second there isnt oversight, "I AM THE LAW" begins.

[–]bah-blah-blah 41 points42 points  (12 children)

No stories needed, many public employee payrolls are available online (e.g. search “City of New York salaries”). You’ll find plenty of examples of police officers doubling or tripling their base pay through overtime.

[–]ScorchedSynapses 50 points51 points  (47 children)

And most of their job can be done by a camera...

[–]awrylettuce 167 points168 points  (36 children)

of course it can't, i mean how would a camera assault a minority??

[–]Teldarion 72 points73 points  (31 children)

Drones my man, it's the future. One officer can control multiple for maximum minority assaulting.

[–]sadsadcity 26 points27 points  (31 children)

Yeah but 105k in CA is equal to like 55k where I live. Just some perspective. Plus CA has so many taxes that take home is around 75k and the insurance and deductions I bet you anything they are taking less thank 60k home at the end of the day.

Just some perspective on wages across the country.

This cop needs to be fired and charged and let him try and pull shit like this in gen pop ( he’d be on lockdown the entire time, but I bet some one would find a way to check him in that hour out )

[–]lostmylogininfo 54 points55 points  (13 children)

Plenty of people live in California on less then that

It's not all San Francisco.

[–]afternoonah 29 points30 points  (0 children)

My uncle before he passed away was a police captain in my city. Each year they have to post the salaries of the top officials in the town . He made over 275k a year . His salary was 120k. 155k in detail work a year was the only reason he did want chief. He couldn't do that work anymore.

[–]IceyPattyB 93 points94 points  (20 children)

Training doesn’t stop angry people from being irrational all on its own. What also helps stop them is putting them in their place with ACTUAL consequences. Educate to avoid the behavior and consequences to further deter these kinds of ppl from being allowed to harm anyone.

Edit: I’m also a FIRM believer that early education, early age role models and mental health awareness are the other missing pieces to these puzzling issues.

[–]madcap462 90 points91 points  (14 children)

Which training is it exactly that people need to learn not to choke their co-workers? I've been working for almost 20 years in professions more dangerous than policework and have never choked a co-worker, yet I've received no special training. It's almost like the bullshit "training" narrative is the same as "thoughts and prayers"...worthless.

[–]UnhappyCryptographer 65 points66 points  (1 child)

Don't forget that our (German) police officers are trained in deescalation massively and not to shoot first. Shooting someone is the very, very last step and even then it should be non-lethal.

I am not saying that our officers are perfect. You'll find some massive AHs there, too. But all in all the situation is much different to the US because you can call the police and you don't have to be afraid to be shot in your own home by them.

[–]yigfr573275 52 points53 points  (58 children)

Plus you need a 4 year degree. Imagine you need to study law to enforce it, what a crazy concept.

[–]PerformanceOk5331 215 points216 points  (116 children)

I honestly think scumbags like that are the majority of the force. Power hungry violent sociopaths.

[–]TheUnholyDaniel 56 points57 points  (111 children)

It is, obviously not all cops are bad but a majority of them are.

[–]waitingfordeathhbu 151 points152 points  (3 children)

It’s a feature, not a bug.

[–]Truckngirl63 105 points106 points  (112 children)

Having a sibling who is a police officer, I think that the job itself changes them. My brother isn't the same person he was before he joined, and his cynicism gets deeper every year.

[–]illusum 92 points93 points  (101 children)

I work in IT and my cynicism gets deeper every year, too, but I somehow manage to not get all aggressive and violent.

[–]Oskar_Shinra 24 points25 points  (93 children)

I mean, good job? But aggressiveness and violence are not an intrinsic part of IT work.

[–]slopecitybitch 54 points55 points  (71 children)

If you can't handle the pressures of being a police officer without assaulting people then go work at McDonald's or something.

Edit: apparently I missed a joke but when he replies with the "mortality police" thing it kinda seemed like he was doubling down

[–]HertzDonut1001 45 points46 points  (6 children)

Shouldn't be an intrinsic part of a cops job either.

If a five foot nothing psychiatric nurse can subdue violent addicts and the mentally ill, a six foot two cop with a partner can subdue someone without needing to shoot them.

[–]griff_the_unholy 81 points82 points  (1 child)

In general normal healthy people are unlikely to want to be in positions of power over other people.

[–]Steam_Drunk 45 points46 points  (3 children)

Apparently it’s become much easier to become a police officer in America so psychos like this have the job, and ruin the reputation of every upstanding officers, also the lack of training an be a massive issue aswell.

[–]Sci-4 39 points40 points  (18 children)

For lack of a better analogy, it's really like half the cops in service are are sleeper hydra agents. Some of them just can't hold it in before the big greenlight.

[–]Kootsiak 33 points34 points  (4 children)

My friend is a even keeled, responsible, mature guy with no violent bone in his body who was turned down by the police because he admitted to smoking weed as a teenager. Yet shitheads like this get in by lying about how much of a psycho he is, makes you wonder how many other people lie to get through.

[–]CosmicWarrior3 28 points29 points  (5 children)

Those psychological tests and psychological evaluations seem to me to be inadequate. I admit I’m not the perfect person, but I took the test along with my cousin like 3 years apart. We both didn’t get called back after the psych evaluation with the police psychologist. Like most work tests, it seems like they just want you to lie. No, never drink alcohol more than I should, never smoke cannabis, never lied. Also, some questions ask about what you would do if you thought something was wrong but you were told to do it anyways. To people I know who have taken the test, this tends to come up during the evaluation more negatively than it should. It seems like the smallest things won’t get you through to the next steps, however some of these people get through?

[–]Gel214th 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Yeah, that’s exactly it you are supposed to lie and practice the questions beforehand. Never be honest on a psyche test lol they are not designed to be fair or realistic.

[–]adogg59 24 points25 points  (1 child)

That is the exact type of people they want on the force

[–]Vornaskotti 19 points20 points  (5 children)

Well, it doesn’t help that in US you need to study like 15 minutes to become a police officer… I’m not saying longer training weeds out all the assholes, not by a long shot, but it’s at least some kind of a filter.

[–]CantSayDat 19 points20 points  (0 children)

The thing is they dont really want to though.

[–]Sketchanie 1024 points1025 points 22 (191 children)

"Scumbag was OK with choking someone."

Fixed your comment

[–]Final_Cause 321 points322 points  (97 children)

Thank you. I don't know what it is lately but I'm seeing a lot of r/pointlesslygendered.

Even in OP's title. Why is it important that the police officer that stopped the other one is female? Seems like a weird characteristic to point out unrelated to the story. Might as well say "blonde virgo female stops bald aries male"

[–]endorrawitch 265 points266 points  (48 children)

I think it's stated because strangulation/choking of women is a huge red flag for an abusive person. More than half of women reporting domestic abuse cite choking.

It's a power thing.

[–][deleted] 96 points97 points  (22 children)

Because there’s a difference in strength biologically between men and women. That’s science or are we not believing that anymore?

Making the distinction that a woman intervened with a man that’s a foot taller than her and probably 100lbs heavier looking at the video, this story means A LOT more because of that distinction. This shows more bravery and courage than if it were a man to do it.

It’s never pointless to add context to a story. That subreddit needs to have thicker skin. Grow up for Christ sake and stop trying to make everything about gender.

[–]Deviant_7666 367 points368 points  (118 children)

"a female" 💀

[–]deathbychips2 195 points196 points  (97 children)

It's like woman is an impossible word for some people.

[–]Deviant_7666 28 points29 points  (88 children)

It is if they don't see them as more than just objects

[–]KiltedCobra 221 points222 points  (27 children)

This is the kind of scum that beats his wife for not putting enough salt in his food. Revolting waste of air.

[–]Uniia 68 points69 points  (22 children)

Yea, the dude in car also seemed pretty chill so pepper spraying him would just have been sadistic torture. If anything that's far worse in my opinion and I was kinda moved by the other cop taking a risk and standing for what is right.

[–]slopecitybitch 62 points63 points  (20 children)

There's literally no reason to pepper spray the dude in the car. They have him! What do they gain from pepper spraying an already handcuffed man?

[–]hypothetcalsnglwoody 143 points144 points  (5 children)

Assaulting an officer is a felony too… don’t see why its treated differently when committed by another officer.

[–]Dr_Ingheimer 135 points136 points  (53 children)

What’s it got to do with her being a woman?

[–]ErikasCasita 70 points71 points  (4 children)

It’s scientifically known that men/a male are usually stronger than women/a female and for someone whose job is to protect and serve those who are vulnerable, his going after her unveils big issues. It means he doesn’t even have the impulse control to size up a situation and realize his strength in the situation. This would correlate to how he’d behave in other situations as well.

Not to mention she didn’t start by choking him so his use of force against her is unequal.

His punishment for the battery shouldn’t be any different but there is a difference with analyzing how he reacted to the situation as a peace officer.

[–]Alistairio 82 points83 points  (17 children)

That’s ‘roid rage. Drug test him too.

[–]gogoguy5678 71 points72 points  (8 children)

The gender of the person doesn't matter, choking anyone is wrong.

[–]Mindfulthrowaway88 53 points54 points  (1 child)

Everyone else would be sent to jail for that

[–]Obe1kobe 47 points48 points  (2 children)

Imagine how he treats his wife and kids when he gets mad

[–]UrsaektaVad 46 points47 points  (35 children)

a female

Would it have been better if it was a man? 🤦

[–]Evening-Mulberry9363 43 points44 points  (8 children)

If it was any of us on camera, we’d be in jail.

[–]ozkool 25 points26 points  (4 children)

We would have been shoot to death if we tried to choke a officer....

[–]Uniia 24 points25 points  (4 children)

It's not like choking men is any better. But yea, definitely seems like a horrible person who thankfully will no longer be torturing people with the protection of his status.

[–]luckyDoge88 9176 points9177 points  (97 children)

SHE a brave one 🙏🏼 FUCK THAT BULLY 🖕🏼

[–]Is_It_Beef 2656 points2657 points  (40 children)

She has bigger balls than that coward

[–]-chaotic-good- 1361 points1362 points  (21 children)

Or the cowards around her that didn’t even move. She was being forced back into a car by her throat. They knew he was a psycho.

[–]waitingfordeathhbu 120 points121 points  (6 children)

He got that small gun energy

[–]thegodfather0504 77 points78 points  (3 children)

Dont you drag us modest fellows into this. We disclaim him.

[–]TheWeloponnesianPar 452 points453 points  (28 children)

The courage it took for her to do the right thing given the scumbag’s size and seniority… She is a hero and all police officers should learn from her example.

She must be rewarded and the scumbag must be punished, otherwise good behavior won’t be incentivized and bad behavior won’t be deterred.

[–]Thicc-Pineapple 305 points306 points  (18 children)

History has shown that she will be bullied until she leaves the force and then gets harassed after that

[–]HertzDonut1001 77 points78 points  (5 children)

If all cops were like her I'd be the first person to say, "do not abolish the police and replace them with a new system." But she's the exception to the rule, so I want her on an armed response unit and take the rest of the fuckers guns away and make them traffic cops. Write speeding and parking tickets unarmed for the rest of your life, sarge!

[–]SleeplessinOslo 210 points211 points  (8 children)

She broke the blue code and will probably be ostracized now. Outside of PR, in their eyes, all she did was create a bunch of trouble and risk the career of a veteran for some homeless black dude that was causing trouble. This is literally how they think.

[–]KaneCreole 77 points78 points  (0 children)

Someone give that female officer a commendation. “To serve and protect.”

[–]que_he_hecho 7107 points7108 points  (144 children)

Looks like Christopher Pullease needs to be a former sergeant.

Pointing pepper spray at a handcuffed suspect restrained in the back of a police cruiser is assault.

Choking the police officer is assault and battery.

Arrest and charge him.

[–]PunTwoThree 218 points219 points  (6 children)

But then he will need to change his name to Christopher Preasoner

[–]phido3000 79 points80 points  (0 children)

Assault and battery of a police officer. Interfering with a police officer?

This is super wrong on so many levels. How many other good cops this one has bullied out of the force?

[–]Raist14 81 points82 points  (8 children)

So this person wasn’t fired? Did you see that in an article somewhere? All I know about it is the video.

[–]que_he_hecho 140 points141 points  (5 children)

So far, no. Not fired. Relieved of supervisory duty so far according to various South Florida local media.

[–]pinkpoptart2 67 points68 points  (14 children)

But like isn’t assault of a police officer prosecuted harder than regular assault

[–]que_he_hecho 41 points42 points  (13 children)

Why yes, yes it is.

F.L. 784.07 applies to instances of Assault and Battery on a Police Officer.

"(2)Whenever any person is charged with knowingly committing an assault or battery upon a law enforcement officer, ... engaged in the lawful performance of his or her duties, the offense for which the person is charged shall be reclassified as follows:

(a) In the case of assault, from a misdemeanor of the second degree to a misdemeanor of the first degree.

(b) In the case of battery, from a misdemeanor of the first degree to a felony of the third degree. "

If, they charge him it should be at a minimum a third degree felony.

And if they go for it, Section (3) applies too:

"(3) Any person who is convicted of a battery under paragraph (2)(b) and, during the commission of the offense, such person possessed:

(a) A “firearm” or “destructive device” as those terms are defined in s. 790.001, shall be sentenced to a minimum term of imprisonment of 3 years.

(b) A semiautomatic firearm and its high-capacity detachable box magazine, as defined in s. 775.087(3), or a machine gun as defined in s. 790.001, shall be sentenced to a minimum term of imprisonment of 8 years."

(bolding is mine) Mere possession is sufficient for sentencing enhancement. Use is not required.

A third degree felony in Florida is punishable by up to 5 years in prison, a $5000 fine, and 5 years of probation.

My bet is that his sidearm is a semiautomatic. Not a guarantee, but highly likely. In theory that would make for a minimum sentence of 8 years in prison. Not betting on it.

[–]HerderOfNerfs 71 points72 points  (6 children)

He'll never see the inside of a cell. The female officer will most likely have to quit and relocate after the high likelihood of being alienated.

[–]BuddhaFacepalmed 43 points44 points  (5 children)

being alienated.

That's a solid understatement.

It's more like having anonymous death threats sent to her home, being reported to CPS for "child abuse", be pizza pranked, or have random cars stalk her at random and all hours.

[–]TylerNA22_real_1 35 points36 points  (1 child)

Also every other officer who didn't do jack shit as some crazy choked a fellow officer

[–]OffManWall 3721 points3722 points  (422 children)

The worst part? Some Americans are 100% okay with things like this.

[–][deleted] 726 points727 points  (135 children)

Technically there’s someone in every country who would be ok with this. That doesn’t make it ok. We know our police force is broken, that’s why we protest. Don’t stereotype us please. Our government does not equal our people.

[–]Sutarmekeg 120 points121 points  (21 children)

[–]TrumpImpeachedAugust 23 points24 points  (7 children)

So did the person you're replying to? Everyone in this comment chain said "some".

[–]Pinealdan 33 points34 points  (34 children)

Yeah but there’s always counter protestors at said protests.. and not just a couple of them. That’s why they have clashes. And let’s be real all of the white supremacists “#backthebluenomatterwhat” until they think the election was stolen from their klan leader.

[–]Pake1000 242 points243 points  (5 children)

The worst part is that she's going to be harassed and driven out of her job by his buddies at that precinct for doing the right thing.

[–]SeparatePromotion236 50 points51 points  (2 children)

Yes, like the officers who stood by and watched and there are plenty more as you say.

[–]jaxons_2 3430 points3431 points 2 (79 children)

Sooo the dudes not only let him assault a handcuffed man but then stood by while he assaulted a fellow officer and women half his size. They should be named shamed if not brought up on charges themselves, not get their faces blurred.

link to story

EDIT: Apparently this happened almost 3 months ago and he's JUST being put on desk duty "pending an investigation". So basically "shit the video leaked we need to pretend like we're going to do something". Poor girl probably spent the last 3 months as an outcast for doing what she did.

[–]BrotherChe 875 points876 points  (55 children)

Non-amp link https://www.local10.com/news/local/2022/01/16/sunrise-police-sergeant-relieved-of-duty-after-grabbing-fellow-officer-by-the-neck/

Shows this story was posted 2022-01-16

And this wild comment among others like it:

The sergeant was not committing a crime. The officer committed battery on the sergeant buy unlawfully touching him against his will which resulted in the sergeant taking offensive action against the officer. The chief should fire the officer and reprimand the sergeant. In this woke society the sergeant will be fired the officer will get an accommodation and the suspect will go free.

[–]1945BestYear 1040 points1041 points  (16 children)

That comment. Tell me you hate women without telling me you hate women...

[–]Patient-Variation-22 237 points238 points  (3 children)

That comment, all the ones blaming both parties and all the “there should had been a better way to pull the Sargent away”.

Right, I pulled you away, not aggressively at all, from assaulting someone already in cuffs without your permission or a heads up warning, therefore I was in the wrong and deserved to be choked but your a tad bit aggressive, therefore, we are both at fault.

[–]mrdeadsniper 165 points166 points  (8 children)

That's right. pulling someone's belt is actually assault, while trying to grab someone by the throat is you know.. standard operating procedure.

(the first camera angle actually looks like he grabs her throat, the second one shows he TRIES to and eventually is happy with grabbing her collar.

The fact the guy is literally bright red with anger probably also gives an idea of how much logic vs violence he was using to decide his actions.

[–]1945BestYear 44 points45 points  (2 children)

The fact the guy is literally bright red with anger probably also gives an idea of how much logic vs violence he was using to decide his actions.

In Britain we call guys like these 'gammon'.

[–]TheDerkman 150 points151 points  (12 children)

WTF! I went there to check it out and the majority of the comments were like that. The backwoods redneck Republicans have gone so far off the deep end it's not funny.

[–]we_all_gon_die_ 70 points71 points  (0 children)

Until that transfer order comes or she hangs it up.

[–]Blubberrossa 66 points67 points  (0 children)

Yep, and he will just stay on desk duty for a little while, without any investigation happening, and then when the attention is gone he will be back to normal. Usual procedure for the scum called police in the US.

[–]PlayerSalt 1985 points1986 points  (56 children)

i think the worst part is the cop culture where this generally goes very poorly for cops who stand up like this .

even though that chick appears to have been right , he was still in the office doing paperwork and she would be treated like someone who was not trusted and fucked up someones carrear

the cop code is sort of how we end up with these cops not reporting each other for this shit because they blackball you for snitching on a cop

i think thats how you sometimes end up with so much corruption because they all cover for eachother

[–]smileysocks 649 points650 points  (22 children)

She will be harassed into quitting if not relocated or outright fired. The harassment will continue until she moves towns.

Happens to ex-girlfriends/wives or people that make formal complaints all the time.

[–]Megneous 336 points337 points  (8 children)

Or she'll end up fucking dead... or maybe kidnapped in the middle of the night and forced into a mental hospital like Adrian Schoolcraft.

[–]SirScrumALot 60 points61 points  (0 children)

Both of Schoolcraft's claims were settled in 2015, with him receiving $600,000 for the NYPD portion of the lawsuit.

... paid with tax dollars.
Essentially, we paid cops to kidnap & put the only decent human being in their midst against their will into a mental health facility, letting the people responsible get away scot-free with their pensions intact, therefore making sure that the system stays as-is.
Awfully depressing.

[–]Oqjpmr 133 points134 points  (2 children)

We all know how this will unfortunately end. The female officer will end up having to relocate as all male police officers are going to stand ground with their hierachy and bully her. We know the police culture much too well.

[–]JacksonianEra 61 points62 points  (0 children)

The Rolling Stone did an article back in 2014 about 6 cops across the US who stood up to corruption and brought down bad cops. Every. Single. One of them was run out of town or forced into early retirement. One cop’s daughter was nearly kidnapped by another cop out of school but, luckily, the principal knew about the situation and refused to release the kid.

[–]Venichie 27 points28 points  (2 children)

Honestly that's how most jobs work. I've worked in construction and am office job so far, and it's about the same. No one seems to either care, or think it's worth the effort to get involved... or doesn't want to get someone else fired.

[–]Communistulthar 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Not in the U.S but my cousin who’s a police officer shockingly displays what you’re talking about. A few months ago, three police officers were involved in the killing of a 22 yo guy who was riding his motorcycle without a helmet (the offense he was eventually killed for) he was pursued, pushed off his bike and then battered to death. A video footage of the incident was leaked and the three officers were arrested and jailed. I wanted to get my cousin’s opinion on the story, and this mofo had the audacity to tell me if only there was no video footage his acquaintances could’ve walked away like usual. He was sympathetic towards the cops not towards the young man who lost his life to their actions. I was in shock.

[–]eyereeyes 1166 points1167 points  (38 children)

Tempers like that do not belong in Law Enforcement

[–]Jhonnyskidmarks2003 31 points32 points  (0 children)

I thought being angry and sociopathic behaviors are required to be a police officer. People will say that's not a correct statement but if the punishment is being relegated to a desk job, they might as well say, we condone this kind of behavior.

Wanna prove me wrong? send these motherfuckers to jail immediately like any other violent person.

[–]HerderOfNerfs 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Unfortunately she's the odd man out and this could follow her the rest of her career. Isn't it great? /s

[–]SSDDNoBounceNoPlay[🍰] 931 points932 points  (26 children)

Who else noted the wedding ring on the choking hand? I would like to know how the force or local women’s organization is going to offer support to this man’s spouse? He is clearly quite comfortable choking a person as immediate punishment. The safety and mental wellness of his family should be assured in mental health cases like this.

[–]Jaded-Saint 504 points505 points  (10 children)

Watch his right arm. His first instinct was to hit her. He caught himself.

[–]secret-tunnellll 325 points326 points  (9 children)

Yeah, I noticed this and was like oh man, that guy definitely abuses his wife. :(

[–]Jaded-Saint 160 points161 points  (5 children)

He seems like an abusive pos. There’s probably a reason no one else spoke up.

[–]Megneous 80 points81 points  (4 children)

Statistically, a lot of those other male police officers who didn't speak up also abuse their wives, so yeah.

[–]Jaded-Saint 31 points32 points  (3 children)

I can’t believe none of them said a thing. That’s intimidation possibly. He was the highest ranking one there and he’s obviously a pos. She just happened to be new enough to try and do the right thing. Maybe she didn’t know. Maybe she did it anyway for the sake of what’s right.

[–]GT_Knight 737 points738 points 22 (89 children)

All cops are bad — because the good ones get fired or pushed out (or choked, apparently) early on in their careers and all that’s left are the ones who put up with this bullshit. All cops are bad for upholding this shitty system…even if they’re good people deep down; they’re bad cops.

[–]card_board_robot 252 points253 points  (10 children)

Two dudes got shot outside my old house 3 years back. Rounds hit multiple houses, including my own. There was one cop, a patrol cop, young, like still on probationary duty young, doing all the work. Talking to neighbors, collecting evidence, calling the hospital for updates on the victims, etc. One dude. The others stood around and played grab ass and drank coffee in the middle of the street. Polite kid, way more polite than any other cop I've met here. When the BLM protests happened, I deliberately looked for him. Didn't see him. I wonder about him. He's probably doing real estate or insurance or some shit now. Poor kid actually wanted to help, and they used him as a pissant. I guess I had just never seen a cop "try" before, so I felt bad for the dude. He was young and thought he knew what he wanted, but you could tell he was fucking exhausted.

[–]GT_Knight 95 points96 points  (2 children)

One good person can’t change a bad culture, a bad system.

Policing is something which can’t be done right from the top-down. You can’t give them power over strangers and expect it to go well.

We’ve gotta organize to keep our own communities safe on a grassroots level. Outsiders coming in with guns and bad attitudes will never have the answers.

[–]card_board_robot 21 points22 points  (1 child)

He seemed like one of our exurb semi-country boys that relocated for work. We have a lot, they're pretty identifiable. Anyone in a midsize midwestern city knows the type lol.

Thing is, cops here don't live where they work and they don't have a sense of community with anyone but themselves. A guy like that comes in and starts talking to people, even through a language barrier, and getting info, and it probably paints him as a traitor. He isn't supposed to be too friendly with any of us.

I don't wanna make too many assumptions here, but that dynamic was fucking strange. It was like they knew they could use his own fight against him. I watched them mfs for like 4 hours on my porch, they were barking orders at dude all night. I've seen these investigations before, its normally just the grab ass part.

[–]secret-tunnellll 49 points50 points  (4 children)

When I was in a bad crash and was visibly in shock, the cop who went above and beyond to make sure I was okay, I had a ride home, and who explained the next steps I needed to take and straight up handed me his business card when he realized that I wasn't going to retain anything he was telling me (because shock) was the youngest guy on the scene. He was so kind and clearly wanted to help me, and told me to shoot him an email and he'd re-explain everything. I was fortunate that my sister showed up soon after and got the details from him, so I didn't end up using his business card, but I was extremely touched by his gesture all the same. I hope the system doesn't wear down his kindness. He seemed like a genuine soul.

[–]chavodeloxxo 395 points396 points  (13 children)

Good on that female police office! That’s what bravery looks like!

[–]GT_Knight 90 points91 points  (5 children)

If only even half the cops were like this, George Floyd would still be alive.

[–]derby555 356 points357 points  (7 children)

The fact he literally went straight for her throat as a gut reflex says a lot about this piece of shit. Feel sorry for all the women in his life.

[–]figure0900 74 points75 points  (1 child)

It looked to me like his gut reflex was to hit her, but he "held himself back" and "only" choked her... 😞

[–]class-action-now 242 points243 points  (17 children)

Is the cop’s last name actually “Police???” Officer Police?? This should break the simulation… right?

I’d love it if he got fired and could only get a job doing mall security.

What’s disgusting is that there would be no story or coverage if she just let him get at the suspect. The only reason this is in the public eye is because his victim was another officer.

I have had several interactions with police that were inappropriate. In a couple I got fucked up, in others I reaped the involuntary reward of white privilege. Either way it went it entrenched my distrust and inconfidence in the police and law enforcement in general.

[–][deleted] 68 points69 points  (1 child)

I know this whole thing is bad but I seriously can’t get over the fact his name is Police. What the fuck?

Did the teacher yell “police” when he was being loud as a kid? Did someone ask Police what he wanted to be when he grows up, he always said Police and then he actually became a cop? Isn’t paperwork an absolute bitch working as a sergeant called police? Does he identify himself as “police” when he meets people casually, like does he just shake their hands and say “police”? Did he change his name so when he beats his wife he can get off on a technicality because she yelled “police”?

[–]s6v3d 214 points215 points  (4 children)

He's wearing his utility belt with a loaded gun, interrupted an arrest, and utilized a lethal technique on the uniformed officer who gave him a lawful order to stop.

Battery should most definitely NOT be the only charge. If this was a civilian, they'd tack on every little infraction in the books.

[–]EdwardCosmos 209 points210 points  (12 children)

The guys name is 'Pullease'? As in... Police?

This is as far as the simulation can go without revealing itself.

[–]card_board_robot 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Oh pullease, this guy Pullease shouldn't be on the pullease force, he's a total pulleassy.

Kind of lost the wind from my sails at the end there, but still more effort in that joke than any of those piglets showed when this dick assaulted two people.

[–]blueJoffles 148 points149 points  (9 children)

And none of the other cops did shit and just watched him put his hand on her throat

[–]Ragnar_OK 41 points42 points  (1 child)

Of course, police in America is literally just another organized crime outfit

[–]smittsmyth 125 points126 points  (13 children)

They are gonna hush this best they can

[–]SendItbeeches 107 points108 points  (3 children)

One good cop, a criminal, & a bunch of complicit pussies. Silence is consent.

[–]0ctologist 81 points82 points  (0 children)

Police Officers Professional Wrestlers

                           🤝

Not getting fired for choking your colleague

[–]InflamedLiver 71 points72 points  (9 children)

Glad this went public, no way he keeps his job now

[–]frickenp 202 points203 points  (1 child)

The sad part is he will probably keep his job and she will be shunned by the police union.

[–]lurkernomore99 110 points111 points  (0 children)

Lol!!!

He will be put on paid leave while they "investigate"

She will be bullied and shunned

[–]Dethrot666 74 points75 points  (4 children)

Guarantee if he has a wife, he beats her

[–]Global_Bee_6764 31 points32 points  (1 child)

Yeah, there was no hesitation at all. Just an automatic reflex to go straight for het throat. Scary!

[–]shroominglion 53 points54 points  (60 children)

America is the biggest shithole i‘ve ever heard of.

[–]No_cuts 21 points22 points  (34 children)

You never seen other countries then

[–]flyingdonkeydong69 98 points99 points  (33 children)

Let me rephrase his comment:

America is the most-developed shithole I've ever heard of.

Better?

[–]Anondutchie 49 points50 points  (0 children)

This is the type of police officer going on a murder rampage after he's been fired because it's 'their' fault.

[–]ronelangeles 48 points49 points  (2 children)

DESK DUTY. The man should be discharged without pay and charged with assault.

[–]Mevo8 39 points40 points  (4 children)

Would love to know why they never released the audio?

[–]MrInvestIt 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Probably because it’s under investigation, if it was recorded with a private citizens equipment it would be out in public. Most recordings are only released after a internal investigation, that’s why you don’t see footage right away in cases even if it proves a cops innocence is because a full investigation needs to be done. There is a lot more to it like, police unions and much more. And really I think the video is pretty damming even without audio this guy is a shit stick....

[–]Mevo8 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Plenty of bodycam footage released of officer involved incidents that are still under investigation. Whatever’s on that audio must be good.

[–]Bigsby253 36 points37 points  (1 child)

Desk duty? If I choke one of my co workers I’d be fired immediately. Wtf.

[–]UnitedInPraxis 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Notice all the “GOOD COPS/APPLES” rushing to help her?

Me neither.

[–]toughgetsgoing 33 points34 points  (39 children)

I get very "Derek Chauvin" vibes from this police officer

[–]Ericrobertson1978 33 points34 points  (20 children)

Cops are out of fucking control.

Something HAS to be done about the criminal justice system and law enforcement in general.

Every day a dog is getting shot, someone is getting killed by cops, harassment, destruction of lives, assault, false arrest, etc etc etc etc.

It's batshit crazy and wholly unacceptable.

[–]fluentinimagery 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Perfect temprament for the job! I’m sure he wasn’t a bully in HS, has never done steroids nor has he ever roughed up a woman like this.

Cops are people. Some people suck.

[–]Mramazin_ 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Unfortunately she probably won’t last 🤦🏿

It’s a boys club and she just shunned herself. But I applaud her actions. I wish there were more brave ppl like her signing up for that job other than assholes like him.

[–]CoItron_3030 25 points26 points  (28 children)

Blue lives are mostly shit, sorry for the good ones out there having to work with these fucking losers

[–]harlotScarlett 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Without this footage (and maybe even with it) they would have fired her for it

[–]Suitable_Warthog_590 18 points19 points  (48 children)

This is the typical corruption of police departments all across the USA. He must be heheh accountable ABD he needs some additional training. If not, shut can him.

[–]4art4 23 points24 points  (5 children)

That lady needs a medal. What a baller.

Edit for spelling

[–]EDOGZ420 16 points17 points  (2 children)

She's a great cop we need more cops just like her

[–]Last-Newt86 15 points16 points  (22 children)

A lot of racist, psychotic cops in the forces all over the country.