“I’m not going to do anything to you,” Officer Little can be heard saying on his body camera. “Come give me that hug.”
The incident went down on March 28, however, footage from Little’s body cam wasn’t made public until this week. The cop kept his cool the entire time, offering an embrace and nothing more.
“I’ll hug you, man. I don’t care,” said Officer Little. “I just want to talk to you. I swear.”
Experts with the local EMPACT Suicide Prevention Center praised Little for his calm and casual behavior, as did the Chandler Police Department — which called the incident “extraordinary.”