The methods used by police officers when detaining suspects has been the subject of much scrutiny over the past few years. With incidents like the deaths of Freddy Gray, Michael Brown and Eric Garner stirring controversy and even violent outbursts from groups like Black Lives Matter and the African American community as a whole, the subject of police brutality is one that tends to stir contention.
And after the girlfriend of Philando Castile filmed the death of her boyfriend by a police officer in Falcon Heights, MN, while streaming it to Facebook, that outrage is once again rising.
In a video you can watch on the next page, you can see the whole thing go down. Notice how the demeanor of the police officer isn’t exactly one of somebody who has it under control. This leaves two questions. Does this keep happening because police officers are scared? And is this going to incite more riots, like the ones that took place in Ferguson?
Watch the video on the next page.