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Thread: Video of an Officer Slamming a Drunk Woman Led to Him Being Fired.

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    Video of an Officer Slamming a Drunk Woman Led to Him Being Fired.

    When I saw the title I figured the cop must have beat her pretty badly. However after viewing the tape, I thought it was pretty mild compared to other police beatings I've seen. To be honest I am pretty surprised he was fired..considering the circumstance and the leniency most cops get for brutality.

    Pensacola Officer Chrisopher Geraci Fired, Charged With Battery After Slamming Abbi Bonds During Arrest | Video | TheBlaze.com

    police officer in Pensacola, Florida has been fired and charged with battery after video emerged of him slamming a 29-year-old woman into the side her car while responding to a nearby hit and run call, according to reports.]

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    Re: Video of an Officer Slamming a Drunk Woman Led to Him Being Fired.

    There's a lot of inconsistency with how the police are policed. In many instances crimes that should land them in jail and fired won't, and other times when a suspension or other punishment not including firing is warranted they end up being fired. There has to be a better way to police the police so that we properly punish them for their abuses of power.
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    Re: Video of an Officer Slamming a Drunk Woman Led to Him Being Fired.

    Some of these guys get away with outright murder but that doesn't mean we should give a pass to mere assault.
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    Re: Video of an Officer Slamming a Drunk Woman Led to Him Being Fired.

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    When I saw the title I figured the cop must have beat her pretty badly. However after viewing the tape, I thought it was pretty mild compared to other police beatings I've seen. To be honest I am pretty surprised he was fired..considering the circumstance and the leniency most cops get for brutality.

    Pensacola Officer Chrisopher Geraci Fired, Charged With Battery After Slamming Abbi Bonds During Arrest | Video | TheBlaze.com
    I had to watch it a couple of times because it looked like the slam against the car was disproportionate to the pull/shove he gave her...but he must have caught her off-balance "just right," because it doesn't look like she faked it.

    She could have been seriously injured. I imagine he may have violated procedure in not immediately cuffing her when he came back to the car.

    I'm glad I didn't have to make the call to fire him over this. (He may have had other stuff in his file, too.) I didn't vote.
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