Filmed by an attorney, who makes it clear to the cops not to F#*$ with her.
Apparently, all he did was take out his phone to start recording the police. He did not appear to fight back, did not appear to resist, but was pepper-sprayed and slammed onto the ground and arrested.
Northampton police declined to comment about the video that alleges police misconduct during a Sunday morning arrest.
The video shows officers placing Jonas Corriea, 26, of 12A Longmeadow Drive, Amherst, under arrest in downtown Northampton on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
According to court papers, at about 1:35 a.m. Corriea was on the sidewalk outside Tully O’Reilly’s Pub and was yelling at bar staff and, according to reports from two officers, raised his fist and took a “fighting stance” toward the staff person, prompting police to intervene.
According to police, an officer grabbed Corriea’s wrist to prevent him from striking the staff person. Corriea allegedly pulled away and a second officer saw the confrontation and sprayed Corriea in the face with pepper spray.
According to Corriea, the video strongly suggests otherwise, with Corriea allegedly only filming the event and making no such threatening advances
Listen to the this Women’s Son scream, “My Eyes! My Eyes!”
Is this Keeping & Serving the Peace?
What warranted this action?
Are you Mad Yet?