Second verse, same as the first. This time a whole lot louder and a whole lot worse.
A Pennsylvania State Police corporal is accused of pepper-spraying and physically assaulting a Franklin County man who was handcuffed and seat belted in the back of a police car, according to the state Attorney General’s office.
It appears that rules and laws regarding the application and use of force have changed recently. I can see no reason someone who is handcuffed in the back of a police cruiser needs to be maced and beaten.
One of the medical responders is heard commenting about Broadwater’s movements in the car and Fow was then seen opening the rear door and pepper-spraying Broadwater in the face, according to the complaint.
That explains the situation. A criminal shouldn’t move at all. Never mind the fact that being handcuffed alone is uncomfortable. Not to mention being stuffed in the back of a police cruiser with hard seats and pressure applied by the back on the cuffs and shoulders from sitting.
Couple this with the fact that he was a patrol supervisor and this happened within the plain view of other officers and emergency personal signals this man is a loose cannon.
State Sponsored Criminal Count: 134 – Christian D. Fow
Because it’s standard procedure to beat on someone in cuffs in a police car. The better to make sure the attacking officer isn’t injured.