07
- June
2015
Posted By : Matt
Very Un-Pretty Police Interaction

I normally find  myself defending police actions, but in this case, I find myself unable to do that.  I hate to share stuff like this, but sometimes we have to.  Facts are facts and the truth is the truth, and unlike the left, I refuse to ignore facts that I dislike in hopes that they will just go away.

Please disregard the juvenile title of the video, the video itself seems to have been taken by someone who was just capturing the incident and not injecting their self into it, and that I can appreciate.

I don’t know what happened before the camera started rolling (we never do) but from what I am catching, it appears that when the cops arrived to this pool party, a number of kids took of running (like kids sometimes do). Cops had to chase them, which I can personally attest that doing so in hot weather in a black uniform and a vest sucks. I get being pissed, but that is where I stop defending this guy.

Now, based only on what I see in this video, this guy (the Corporal or FTO – the guy with the stripes) is way the hell out of line in how he is behaving. In my opinion, one of his coworkers should have stepped in and tapped him out. He was too hot (angry) and needed to go chill in his car.

As for the part where he pulls his gun, in the comments on YouTube, I see some people freaking out about that. At that point, he is trying to detain a female (no idea why) and she is not cooperating, so he dumps her. Two guys come up behind him and look to be trying to stop him from detaining her, which is why he pulled his gun. The best thing anyone could have done in that situation would have been to tell her to cooperate so it could be sorted out later. Trying to pull a cop off someone (whether it is a legal detention or not) is never going to end well for anyone involved. Cooperate and sort it out in court.

Sadly, I have a very sinking feeling we will be seeing much more of this video as some will try and use it as an example of some sign of institutional problems instead of what it is, one single cop who likely is a good guy who lost it on one call.


If anyone reading this has any firsthand knowledge of this incident, I would love to hear it. If you don’t want to post publicly on our Facebook page, please message it to us so we can share it anonymously.

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Matt
Deputy Sheriff at California
Matt Silvey was a full time Deputy Sheriff for 22 years and recently retired. During his time as a LEO he attended countless training classes and is a court recognized firearms expert. Matt brings a unique perspective to discussion regarding the second amendment given his LEO experience and life time appreciation of firearms and our 2nd Amendment rights. You can read more about Matt here: http://www.those-who-serve.com/2018/11/28/deputy-matts-coming-story/
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