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Police officers in South Carolina are defending their questionable actions after arresting a man who was trying to steal a cash register from Walmart.

According to the Huffington Post, Sandon Matthew Sierad was charged with resisting arrest, third-degree assault and battery, breach of peace, and disorderly conduct over his bizarre behavior in a Walmart in Greenville.

Deputies responded to a call about a man acting erratically at Walmart. They said he appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Although they struck the man twice with a stun gun, cops said the shock failed to incapacitate him.

Video shot by witnesses shows the man being forced to the ground while the deputies try to cuff him. One of the deputies repeatedly punches the man while he is pinned to the ground. Witnesses plead for the officers to stop punching him. Images of the altercation spread on social media over the weekend.

During Sierad’s arrest, the 32-year-old was punched more than 10 times as he lay on the ground. Bystanders believe that the police officers used excessive force during the arrest.

Deputy Jonathan Smith says there’s more to the story than people believe.

Smith said surveillance video shows that Sierad tried to break into a cash register in the store’s electronics department. Sierad then allegedly harassed store employees and exited the store, then called 911 to report his vehicle missing, and accused dispatchers of stealing it.

“[The deputy] knew that [Sierad] was possibly intoxicated,” Smith said. “Some of his behaviors indicated this was more than just alcohol.”

The deputy who struck Sierad was placed on administrative leave.

SOURCE: Huff Post 

Meanwhile, a woman and her four children were scared by police as they held the family at gunpoint after pulling over the wrong car.

According to Gawker, dashcam footage shows Forney, TX police officers pulling over Kametra Barbour. The mother and her 8-year-old-son exit the car with their hands up as police draw their guns. After realizing that they pulled over a red Nissan instead of a beige Toyota, they acknowledged their mistake.

Police officers in Forney, Tx. made the unforgivable mistake of pulling over a woman and her four children in early August, handcuffing her, and holding the whole family at gunpoint until they realized they’d pulled over the wrong car.

 Barbour spoke with WFAA8 after the incident, explaining that she was deeply troubled by the mistake and the way the police handled it:

“I need you to make sure you have all the facts, because you can’t just say, ‘Okay, I’m sorry,’ and then I’m over it. I can’t. Every time I listen to and hear or think about it, it bothers you. I can’t just say, ‘I’m fine. It’s okay. It’s not a big deal.’ It is,” Barbour said.

Barbour can be heard crying in the video, pleading with the police to let her and her children go.

It isn’t yet known if the officers were punished for the near-fatal mistake.


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