In Celina, Texas, dash-cam footage taken from the hood of a police cruiser seems to show an arrest gone horribly wrong. The officer orders the suspect to “put your hands behind your back,” then suddenly seems to tackle him and wrestle him to the ground face down.
The officer’s reaction escalates for no obvious reason, at least from the dash cam perspective.
The footage taken from the tiny body camera the officer was wearing that day tells an entirely different story.
From the body camera view, the footage shows the suspect compliant at first. Then he appears to sucker punch the officer, provoking the tackle. The dash-cam footage doesn’t