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WATCH: Did policeman go too far at Coors Field?

- July 24th, 2014

Talk about a lightweight.

Since when does “three beers” in “the United States of America” do this to a man?

In all seriousness, this is a pretty startling video.

It involves alleged police abuse at the Colorado Rockies’ Coors Field after what appears to be an inebriated man allegedly giving police a hard time.

(It’s one of those videos where the term “allegedly” can’t be used enough.)

That said, take a look below.

A few things stand out, especially the officer’s decision to abruptly use force for no apparent reason.

“You didn’t listen, did you?” the cop asks the man. “You didn’t listen.”

The officer doesn’t like the fact there are people questioning the force.

“Shut up and get out of here,” the cop yells.

He adds: “All he had to do was shut up and he would have left.”

An odd thing to say as it implies the man did nothing illegal.

As in all videos, we don’t see what happened in the buildup. The sequence starts with the man raising his voice.

So we can’t be sure if this incident was sparked by an overzealous cop or a chirpy kid.

Either way, this clip is sure to draw the ire of many.

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7 comments

  1. Opinionated1 | July 24, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    When will people learn…..when dealing with a cop, just listen and don’t say anything until asked. Then only such as much as is needed. Or maybe don’t say anything at all and just wait for your day in court.

    This is speaking from experience. In my much younger days, I broke the minor occasional law here and there. And when I got caught, I dealt with the consequences that resulted.

    And sometimes, just by not being an a-hole and being polite to the man/woman who is only doing their job, it would result in them only giving me a stern warning and then letting me go on my way.

    As the saying goes…..you catch more bees with honey than you do with vinegar!

  2. Dean O | July 24, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    When a police officer legally takes a person into custody he or she has the right to control the person using reasonable force. The key word is reasonable. Is it unreasonable to have the person put into a seated position ? As a policeman I would want the person in a seated position where it is more difficult for him to initiate a physical attack than from a standing position directly in front of me.

    That being said, this kid is not doing what he is being told to do. As such, the officer can use force to compel him to sit. If the kid would just quit being an a$$hole there would be no problem.

    You have to wonder what this kid did to get in this position. Was the officer in the video involved ? Had the kid been abusive prior to the video being shot ? Resisting arrest leaves you open to the officer’s interpretation of “reasonable force”.

  3. Betty P | July 24, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    This jerk should be been hit some more and taken off to jail. I sure feel sorry for the cops having to deal with this nonsense all day long.

  4. Matt | July 25, 2014 at 9:19 am

    I cannot believe the abuse of authority here. Now did the police need to take some action against an obviously antagonistic individual? Yes. But to tell the man to “Shut up!” and to physically push him (with his back to a railing overlooking a large drop no less) is absolutely unacceptable. I think this is one of those cases where a police officer was using ”old school” tactics instead of trying to simply defuse the situation and use minimal force if necessary. I sincerely hope that both the man and the officer learn something from this altercation.

  5. amjit | July 26, 2014 at 9:03 am

    oh Betty so nieve, no doubt blundering aimlessly thru walmart every saturday. WAKE UP YOUR ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL. This is totally unreasonable, unnecessary abuse of force. You should resist with all your might in every case of police involvement, both cops are lucky they didn’t get dummied from behind from someone else cause neither one of these overweight, overzealous, over reacting slugs could muster a run off if they tried, I’m not from the U S but i do know one thing, its certainly not illegal to drink and get intoxicated at a sporting event where they vigorously promote the use of alcohol by naming stadiums after their inferior products like coors beer.

  6. amjit | July 26, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Naïve (sp)

  7. Canuck | July 27, 2014 at 12:44 am

    What a loser…..

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