The officer making the arrest was able to get help from a civilian.
The police union president said the judge increased the suspect’s bond from $1,000 to $50,000 after a public outcry.
Houston, Texas (KHOU) – — A viral video of a suspect resisting arrest when a Houston police officer tried to handcuff him has cost a security guard her job, according to the President of the police officer’s union.
The guard was seen in the video taping the incident with her cell phone instead of helping the officer. That infuriated a lot of people including HPOU President Joe Gamaldi who called her a “disgrace.’
“I contacted security company that employed the security guard. They handled the issue swiftly, she is no longer employed w/the company,” Gamaldi tweeted.
Gamaldi said the judge increased the suspect’s bond from $1,000 to $50,000 after a public outcry.
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said Tuesday he believes his officers acted in a “measured manner” during the arrest.
Davon Miller, 17, was arrested and charged with disarming a police officer. He also faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
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