“Do that to me again and I will knock you out”
A police officer in Staffordshire, was suspended from duty this week after threatening a bystander during an arrest.
by ROB BESCHIZZA | BOING BOING | JULY 23, 2014
The Stoke Sentinel reports that cops were dealing with a rowdy group of late-night revelers in the city of Hanley. When a woman began filming the arrest of her boyfriend, however, she was approached by a bobby and “verbally abused.”
Video footage shows an officer saying “Do that to me again and I will knock you out.” It’s not clear what she had done, though the officer seems to suggest a punch was thrown his way–or why being knocked out would be an appropriate response to it.
“I’m not knocking the police and the policeman we first spoke to was really nice,” the 22-year old filmer told a reporter. “After this all happened he spoke to us and he was really calm. But I don’t know where that one particular guy came from and I don’t know why he threatened me.”