A tragic event happened as a young African American of 20 years of age got shot early April this year. He was pulled over by a couple of police officers. With a some traffic violations and a warrant issued for the young African American, the officers tried to detain him. He has refused to be arrested and got back into his car.
The body-cam footage of an officer recorded that an officer points their gun and shot him while yelling ‘Taser’. The young man immediately took off and found dead in his car, not far from the scene of the shooting. Police misbehavior and carelessness have been a common thing which makes people’s lives threatened in public. So, one respectful officer broke his silence, calling out all the ‘Lazy Cops’, to tell them that their job is not a joke and not to bully people. He made a video on TikTok which went viral shortly afterwards. More info & Photo courtesy: nytimes | QasimRashid
The officer appearing in the video is 12 year veteran Brian B. He explains how impossible it is to mistakenly choose a gun for the taser. Placed on completely opposite sides, the make, size and feel are completely different.
The officer mentioned that their job should not be bullying others but to cooperate and be communicative. Nobody understand every perspective of the story, so it is important to create a safe atmosphere when dealing with people. Another important point that he mentioned in this video, is that police officers are the people who secure law and order in a society, so being precise and not panicking is a part of their job. Without that no one suits for the title.