And Tampa Police in the state of Floridawas fired after a video was broadcast on social networks in recent days in which he can be seen dragging a handcuffed woman to take her to prison, as reported by the last december 27 in a statement from local authorities taken up by AP.
According to what was mentioned in the internal investigation, the former officer Gregory Damon was in violation of Tampa Police Department policies during the incident, which occurred on last november 17 and that was recorded in the images.
“I want you to drag me”: woman arrested
At the moment it is known that the woman, who was not identified, was arrested for trespassing. In the police body camera images, the woman can be seen refusing to get into the police patrol that was parked in the Orient Road Jail.
Damon is later heard saying: “I want you to drag me”. After this sentence, the former agent takes the woman out of the car and pulls her by the arm and drags her across the floor, stopping a bit to ask her to get up, but she repeatedly refused, so he asked for reinforcements to to help him
It is important to note that the woman was arrested for sleeping outside the property of the Tampa Family Health Center and had already been arrested last October by the same former officer for entering the same place without authorization.
Finally, note that the agency mentioned that it revised its policy in 2013 and after the review prohibited agents from dragging suspects who do not cooperate in arrests on the ground.
From then on officers should seek help from jail search personnel or other law enforcement. Damon had been with the Tampa Police Department since 2016.