A quick-thinking motorist snapped this photo of a Cleveland police officer pointing his service weapon at two unarmed black women during an accident investigation. The motorist uploaded the photo to Reddit.com, where it went viral.
Outraged Redditors expressed their concern over the unnecessary use of force by police officers. The photo was a harsh reminder of the trigger-happy Cleveland cop who shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice who was playing with a toy gun in a park.
“Never been more upset to live in Cleveland,” one Redditor wrote.
“Here we go again…,” wrote another.
“Hopefully this makes the news and the cop responsible here is ID’d,” wrote another commenter. “If it’s true he showed zero restraint threatening car crash victims then he does not deserve that badge.”
As the news media picked up the story, the Cleveland Police Department released the cop’s report of the incident.
According to the police report, the cop witnessed the women’s car ram 2 other vehicles while fleeing from authorities.
2 men in the women’s car jumped out and ran, and the 2 women allegedly refused the cop’s orders to stay in the car.
That may be so, but that still doesn’t excuse the officer pointing a loaded weapon at 2 obviously unarmed women.
What do you think?