[ View the story "Alleged police assault has internet talking" on Storify] Alleged police assault has internet talking
AJAMStream· Tue, Sep 03 2013 11:34:42
Video shows violent struggle between N. Attleboro police officers and suspect - Massachusettsspongebobnewsgirl
According to an issued
the police responded to a domestic disturbance call by a woman who claimed her former boyfriend was strangling her and attempting to prevent her from calling police. When the police confronted him outside the woman's home, the police said he was "immediately combative."
The man refused to lie on the ground as instructed. Instead, he took up a fighting stance with his fists clenched and raised," police said in the release. "The officers used nonlethal force to take the suspect into custody."thesunchronicle.com
Netizens disagreed as to whether the video depicts excessive use of force.
@TheSunChronicle @SCNAttleboro this looks like a legit use of force. He was non compliant & baton use stopped after in custody.Hogie-1
@HzmtH1 @TheSunChronicle @SCNAttleboro I agree and he was told numerous times to stop and he wouldn't give upBen Skerker
“@NECN: North #Attleboro, Mass. police confrontation caught on tape. Watch here: http://ow.ly/ovuul” Disgusting police #brutalityKirsten T
@wbztv Disturbing video of a Commonwealth PD. North Attleboro police use excessive force Saturday http://youtu.be/D0m3Y8G7uKMMike MacKay
The man was eventually taken into custody. He now faces felony charges for allegedly assaulting the woman, as well as charges for his confrontation with police.