Nixon stated that a chokehold on a handcuffed person, even when the person is combative, is against the department’s policy. Nixon said that when he went to suspend Starcevich to conduct an investigation into the policy violation, Starcevich resigned in late October.
Other officers saw the incident and did nothing. The officer resigned after he discovered he was going to be suspended. The other officers are currently under investigation for other issues. Evidently this problem runs deep. As I’ve said before, incidents like this merely indicate a much bigger problem.
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Because by all means make sure that as little impact occurs when an officer does something wrong. Make sure he can bow out gracefully and go repeat the mistake someplace else.