"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.
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“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.”