(OPINION) – In my opinion, the video provides enough insight into how the officer may have set the ball rolling in that incident that unfolded between the officer and the 17 year old girl on December 2, 2018.
First, you can hear the sounds of the girl getting strapped to the gurney.
For the officer, she may have unknowingly provoked the girl by speaking about the girl to the attendant as if the girl wasn’t there. If you listen to what the officer said and how she said it, reveals that the officer couldn’t have been in right frame of mind, herself. For example, in the first sentence she’s telling the attendant “I don’t know whyshe decided to stop me from trying to ……started to get combative here. Then In next sentence she’s speaking to the girl repeating in a frustrated tone “you’re going to the hospital”, you’re going to the hospital”.
Of course, the girl lying in the gurney had just witnessed the officer talking about her which must’ve riled the girl up, because the girl reacted by spitting and saying “f**k you”.
In that instant, when the girl spat, the officer, lost all control and exploded with rage. The officer slapped the girl so hard, it was heard in the video. Then, the officer violently shook the girl up. That piece was caught in the video how much pressure the officer exerted on the girl. The gurney went down as she officer pushed down on the girl.
That definitely was no subduing action taken place by the officer, for the girl was already subdued because she was strapped to the gurney. That amount of force used by the officer was most definitely unnecessary. That’s why I question the mind frame of the officer.
Unfortunately, for the officer there were no gestures captured in the video signifying that any spit hit her. As, it would’ve been a natural response to automatically wipe off the spit. Also, the officer didn’t seem to worried about the spit then because the officer immediately placed herself in front of the girl where the girl would’ve had better access to spit in her face or bite her hand.
All the of the officer’s supporters are blaming the girl. They fail to see that, if the girl was so unruly from the start, the police would have arrested the girl instead. However, the video captured the girl, already, was in the hands of the medical team, which meant that the girl needed medical attention.
That is where the officer fouled up, the medical condition of the girl was unknown at that point because she hadn’t been seen by the Dr.yet.
The officer obstructed that medical process by intervening in a hostile manner. It definitely would’ve been more appropriate if the officer was the one being subdued and placed in the gurney instead because she definitely showed signs that she had lost all control.
A lot of the officer’s supporters claim that the officer was the victim. Does the officer portray like she was the victim in the video? Is that how victims act?
Yes, that’s how victims act, because people who play victim do not take responsibility for their actions. Victims usually blame others for their actions.
The 17 year old girl had an excuse for acting the way she did because she was intoxicated, but what’s the officer’s excuse for her crappy attitude and her violent outburst?