People arrested at Fairfield Aquatic Center says police were out of line


LEADING THE WAY. ARRESTS CAUGHT ON VIDEO. ANCHOR: WE WERE FIRST TO SHOW YOU THE INCIDENT AT THE FAIRFIELD AQUATIC CENTER. NOW PEOPLE SAY POLICE WERE OUT OF LINE. PEPPER SPRAY AND HANDCUFFS. THE FAMILY SAYS IT POINTS TO EXCESSIVE FORCE. THE POLICE CHIEF SAYS NOT SO FAST. WLWT NEWS 5’S BRIAN HAMRICK IS LEADING THE WAY WITH THE STORY. BRIAN? BRIAN: THIS IS A CASE OF PEOPLE RESISTING ARREST AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT. BUT SOME SAY IT WAS THE POLICE WHO WERE OUT OF ORDER. MULTIPLE CAMERAS CAPTURE THE ALTERCATION. INTERPRETATION LIES BEYOND THE LENS. BOBBY HILL MADE HIS PERSPECTIVE CLEAR. IT IS HORRIBLE, DESPICABLE, AND AN EMBARRASSMENT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT. BRIAN: HE FIRED OFF AN EMOTIONAL REACTION TO AN EXCESSIVE USE OF FORCE AGAINST A FAMILY. OFFICERS SHOW ALLOWED RESTRAINT. WHERE THE OFFICERS SHOW ALLOWED RESTRAINT? BRIAN: ONE OF THEM DID NOT HAVE THE RIGHT SWIMSUIT. COMMOTION BROKE OUT AND POLICE WERE CALLED. WE WERE FIRST TO SHOW YOU THE SECURITY CAMERA VIDEO. THIS CELL PHONE VIDEO PROVIDED BY THOSE ARRESTING. THE VIDEO SHOW THE FAMILY WAS COMPLIANT. OFFICERS GET A DIFFERENT PICTURE. THE VIDEOS TELL A DIFFERENT STORY. IT IS CLEAR TO ME THEY WERE NOT COMPLIANT. BRIAN: HIS OFFICERS WERE BEING ASSAULTED AND TAUNTED. WHAT ANYBODY IS ATTACKING A POLICE OFFICER, WHETHER IT IS A GUN ATTACK OR A PHYSICAL ATTACK, THESE OFFICERS ARE OBLIGATED TO DEFEND THEMSELVES. BRIAN: THE LINES ARE DRAWN IN AN INCIDENT SCENE ON VIDEO BUT NOT EASILY INTERPRETED. POINT BY POINT DISAGREEMENT ON ALMOST EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED HERE INCLUDING THE KIDS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL. ONE GIRL WAS SLAMMED AGAINST A POLICE CRUISER WITH MULTIPLE INJURIES. THEY SAY ALL THE PEOPLE WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE OF RESIDUAL EFFECTS OF PEPPER SPRAY.

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  • "Family was compliant" Is that a joke or is he as much of a moron as he appears to be? ┬áMaybe compliantly grabbing (assaulting) officers trying to escort them off the property.

  • http://m.dailykos.com/story/2015/06/17/1394098/-Ohio-police-officers-injure-several-teens-and-a-pregnant-woman-in-controversial-arrests-at-a-pool?detail=email

  • Who was the skinny guy who held the girl

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