One of our commenters to yesterday’s taser post said the Utah case proves that when a cop gives you an order, you obey it — period. Let’s test that logic here. Any objections to this guy being yelled at for not producing a license instantaneously, then ordered out of the car, having his arm apparently slammed in the door, and summarily tased?
Note that the cop appears to have the taser pointing at him while he’s still sitting in the driver’s seat. Click the image to watch.
Update: Three people sent this to me in the past 12 hours, but as you can see from the timestamp, the clip’s more than a year old. Sorry for not noticing that sooner; anyone know why this is circulating right now?
The cop was suspended for three days. Read the letter in PDF form here.