Last week I published a video showing an altercation between Pullman Police Officer Alex Gordon and an uncooperative arrestee — who repeated endlessly that his father was a Tacoma police officer.
Following a heated exchange where the subject insisted on his “God-given right” to a phone call, refused to be fingerprinted until he got what he wanted, and demanded that nobody touch him, an officer began moving the subject toward his jail cell. Then, in a rapid sequence of events, the arrestee threw a punch at the officer, was kneed in return, threw another punch, and received a harder one right back. Much shrieking later, the arrestee found himself in a restraint chair wearing a spit mask.
Understandably, many people expressed interest in seeing the events leading up to the arrest of the subject. I had not included that footage because the guy was arrested on a domestic violence charge, a subject I tend to categorically avoid on this channel. Upon reexamination of the legal and ethical issues, that categorical ban has been slightly relaxed.
Which brings you this prequel.
The footage in this video has been edited so as to avoid showing the alleged victim. Furthermore, the arrestee is only identified by his first name. Shortly I will be publishing surveillance camera footage of the altercation between Officer Gordon and the arrestee. From the surveillance camera’s perspective the first punch thrown by the arrestee can be seen much more clearly.