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Apr 5, 2017

Minister Suggests Officers Should Have Thought Twice About Using Firearm

Amateur video captured by spectators during the disturbance shows an unnamed female patron being manhandled by the responding officers, despite being handcuffed and subdued on the ground. She was hit multiple times to the head and kicked, even as she was manacled while on the ground. She is also seen squirming on the pavement, but Aragon construes her actions to be unruly behavior.

 

Elodio Aragon Jr., Minister of Police

“The investigation will look at all of that and you have to understand too, the female wasn’t just lying down there behaving herself either.”

 

Reporter

“She was handcuffed though.”

 

Elodio Aragon Jr.

Elodio Aragon Jr.

“Like I said, the investigation is ongoing into this matter and wherever the chips may fall so be it, because at the end of the day, remember, the integrity of this department comes first and foremost.”

 

Reporter

“Sir, the treatment in which these officers gave to a deadly weapon like a firearm, persons observing it, it looks as though it was quite careless in the way the guns were fired on the ground.  Are you able to make a comment on that aspect, that it appears that these officers were not treating with respect the danger that the firearm hold?”

 

Elodio Aragon Jr.

“Listen to me, in law enforcement I will tell you this, a police officer should never pull out a firearm unless he’s willing and ready to use it because he’s doing his job.  This situation, obviously you can see from the video, I do not, and this is my personal belief, he did not have a right to pull out that firearm like that.  But at the end of the day, the police department is dealing with this situation.”

 

The police say the investigation continues.

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1 Response for “Minister Suggests Officers Should Have Thought Twice About Using Firearm”

  1. Gerald underwood says:

    At the end of which day ass hole if not because of your dad you won’t have been where you have been and where you at this very moment STFU

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