Hmm…I’m torn on this one. Yes, the officer looked like a jackass but I’m sure he is used to seeing squids flee, creating potentially life threatening situations. Is that enough to warrant pulling his gun? In this case I don’t think so considering he was in plain clothes in an unmarked car and did not identify himself immediately. I would expect the first thing they need to do is identify themselves as police. This is based on my extensive knowledge of police procedures gained from watching tv shows
I think they are more upset that the officer would have been recognizable on the online video. If he was taking down a drug dealer would it be okay for them to wear GoPro’s and post the video online? I think not. If I was a cop I wouldn’t want my mug broadcast online. Use of the video in a court is one thing, posting on YouTube is something else.
But now the cop and the whole legal system look like heavy handed assholes.