After the past two days of criminals who actually got busted, but no amount of punishment will ever be enough, we return to our regularly scheduled program.
Brillant wrote in a report he “felt a snap and heard a loud pop” while he directed Kavallierakis to the ground. Soon after, she was compliant and officers handcuffed her while she apologized. The handcuffs were removed and she was taken to Dr. Phillips hospital for treatment.
While it was drunken belligerence that created the initial situation, that is no excuse for the force applied to this woman. Force was applied because the officers didn’t like being berated by the drunk woman. Last I heard, verbal insults were not a cause to use force, especially force strong enough to break bone. In case you think that maybe the officers might still be clear:
Kavallierakis’ trial on three misdemeanor charges — resisting arrest without violence, trespassing and disorderly intoxication — is scheduled to begin Thursday. If the charges are not dropped, Conan said he hopes the jury will acquit his client after watching the video.
Orlando police internal affairs records show Michaels and Brillant have been investigated in excessive force cases in the past.
(Emphasis mine) The video shows there was no reason for the use of force, but you’ll be glad to know both officers are still on duty. Protecting the public as usual.
State Sponsored Criminal Count 122:
- Officer Brillant
- Officer Michaels
Because when a drunk lady calls you a pig, you have every write to break her arm.