You disgust me angry inch. While I agree that grabbing the phone was wrong, since when is that any type of a justification for assaulting a police officer? This pos should be thrown in prison. What's wrong with you?
The assault started with the cop.
If this were any random civilian that got pissed someone got that close and did the same, the OG would almost unanimously be "mattserra.jpg" when the douche gets KTFO. Yet because it's a cop, and politically charged, people want to virtue signal and defend the douche(cop).
The fight probably started in the defendant's mind when he put his hand (and phone) in the officer's face and tried to provoke a response. The law (and common sense) do not recognize the officer's actions as assault. That doesn't mean I agree with the officer's actions but they did not merit being assaulted. A punch like that is definitely capable of causing death. Yet if his partner shot that guy, hed most certainly be arrested. If another cop reacted and knocked the guy out, hed also have been arrested and vilified.
The big picture is that these cities experiencing rioting are exhibiting a major failure in leadership. The police are being completely fucked over by being used as pawns. Do you want the police to enforce law and order or not? If not don't put them out there in conditions where it is impossible to achieve any positive outcome.
You really are a disgusting human being. Not only do you disgust me, but you are one of the worst examples of a cop I have ever seen. You know who lies on police reports all the time? Disgusting cops like you.
You know how I know this about you? Because you're doing it on this very thread, over and fucking over.
Once again you claim that the guy put his hand (and phone in the cop's face to provoke a response. I'll ask you the same question I've been asking all of the pieces of shit who have surfaced on this thread. Please provide us with the actual timestamp on the video where the guy is putting his hand, and phone, in the cop's face deliberately trying to provoke a response. Can you do this? Seriously, can you?
The video is there for everyone to see. The guy does NOT, at any point in time, "stick his hand" or anything else "in the cop's face." The guy CLEARLY has the phone at the cop's chest level, pointing at the cop's badge, not at the cop's face. He is not sticking ANYTHING in the cop's face.
But you, like a typical lying cop, somehow tries to turn that into "the perpertrator assaulted the officer by placing his hand directly in the officer's face in a threatening manner."
Dude, newsflash, WE CAN ALL SEE THE FUCKING VIDEO!!! This is not a police report you get to lie on like most of the ones you file. We all see what happened here!
So once again, can you give us the timestamp showing what you keep trying to claim?