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Source: LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL / DRUDGE
February 08, 2012
TC, who said anything about a seizure
The other officers did nothing wrong1 The bully Sgt that used his feet instead of getting hands on like the other Sgt and officers did is a punk and should have been demoted at the least or fired! Thanks for the Black eye to LE. How in the world go you beat the cr@p out of someone, say you're sorry and allow them leave with serious injuries! D@mnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!
Thumbs up to the officer who noticed the situtation i.e. he's a diabetic. Thumbs down to the excessive force used by the SGT, who should be leading by example.
Shouldn't there be a bracelet on Diabetics, or a Decal somewhere on the car to alert Officers and/or others that I AM A DIABETIC?
just to be clear there is a bit more to it than holding someone down and giving them sugar, it depends on the person and how familiar you are with their reactions, I only held my wife down to keep her from hurting herself then you have to test the blood to see if it is a high or low because giving sugar to a diabetic having a reaction to their sugar being to high is bad. I will usually let my wife get through her rage as long as she is not a danger to herself or anyone else and she will calm down in a few minutes. If you are unaware of a person being diabetic and have to take action it will usually be a losing situation for any officer if they have to use force. the media will make you look bad even if you do everything right.
The title of the artical sets up the viewer of the video to look only at the sgt's actions and forget about everything else which leads one to believe all the officers did something wrong. Take the sgts kicks out and look at the incident again.
Ok guys, sorry but darsavmo is the only one excluded from this tongue lashing. The only officer that did anything wrong is the Sgt, really....kicks to the head? but the other officers were in the right and the artical was written from the point of view of a liberal news person. The reason I can say you guys need to think about your ccomments is this. My wife, a slender beautiful brunet that stands 5' 11" is a juvenile diabetic, and the weird thing is she was normal until she was 19 and her pancreas just quit. Her sugar is under VERY EXCELLENT CONTROL with 5 or more shots a day, depending on what her sugar does. A doctor explained to me that even though she has excellent control she is what he called a brittle diabetic. The slightest little thing, from stress, colds, food, heat, sun, hot shower, coll dip in the pool, and a seemingly endless list of other things can cause her sugar to elevate or drop suddenly. Today she can work out and everything is fine but tomorrow a walk to the mailbox can cause it to drop out. When she has a episode she does not remember what she did and can become very violent and super strong, striking out at whatever is near her. The gentleman in the video is a large guy and probibly a lot stronger than my wife and we have all put hands on someone that just tightens up and will not comply. Just because he was not actively fighting does not mean he was not resisting even though he was not capible of understanding what was going on. I have had to hold my wife down while someone else put sugar in her mouth while she was trying to bite them. To give you an idea, I am 5'10", 190 and work out, I am well trained in restraint techniques with martial arts training, eight years on EST and have had to fight more than a few people in 22 years. My wife has never been in a fight, is 5'11" 130 and does cardio with no weight training and it took all my strength to hold her down and she felt stronger than men twice her size. With that being said, I thought the officers did an excellent job of identifying the insuline and taking the proper steps after realizing the guy was diabetic. If this happened to my wife I would understand (except the kicks to the head) because it may take 5 or 6 officers to hold her down. Officer safety is first, take them down, then figure out why the suspect is acting like they are. If you rolled up on the scene with my wife when she has a bad episode you would think she was on PCP and I only hope you would take control of her quickly so she can get the help she needs before collapsing into a coma. Diabetes SUCKS and there are as many reactions to high and low blood sugar as there are people that have diabetes. Safety first when dealing with these people, screw the media and their twisted reporting making the cops the bad guys, the only one that deserves a boot in his butt is the Sgt. I have to commend the officer that recognized the diabetic emergeency before it was to late and immediately got on the radio and started EMS. You may say you know a diabetic and have never seen them act like I described and I will say I am glad and hope you never see what I have but each episode is different, they can be very calm, almost child like, to very violent.
And Officers wonder why the mistrust between the public towards the police because the action of a few makes all look bad.
All those officers need to be fired, first it takes four officers to subdue a person who is not resisting and something should have clicked in one of their minds that something was wrong with this guy. What's with the officer coming up and kicking the guy and cursing at him, they were unprofessional to say the least. What they did is criminal and they should be prosecuted for their actions.
I would understand the adrenalin rush from the chase being the cause of not immediately identifying the signs of a medical emergency or even the initial aggressiveness of the officers, but the officer (Sgt) who came up doing the kicking did not appear to be on any rush and had no reason to do any kicks.
Some retraining on signs of medical emergencies for all and a demotion or possible removal for the Sgt are in order. Also a good reminder for all of us that dash cams continue recording and capturing what we say and do and can and will come back to haunt us if we fail to act professional and with verbal restraint.
I am still trying to understand the kicks to the head. That's way up the UOF continuum. This was bad all the way around.
not good at all !!
Doesn't look good!
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