The nerve of some people:
A Texas police officer who was fired after Tasering a 76-year-old man during a routine traffic stop is suing to get his job back, with his attorney saying “There’s nothing unreasonable at all about that level of force,” used during the incident, reports the Victoria Advocate.
Victoria police officer Nathanial Robinson was fired on Monday after an internal investigation found that he violated three department policies – conduct and performance, use of force, and arrest without warrant – during the Dec. 11 traffic stop.
The incident, captured by a dash-cam, showed Robinson slamming 76-year-old Pete Vasquez onto the hood of a patrol car before placing Vasquez in a hold and then forcing him to the ground where he used his Taser on the elderly man twice.***
According to Greg Cagle — a Texas Municipal Police Association lawyer hired to defend Robinson — the 23-year-old cop did nothing wrong.
“I thought it was important for people to know he didn’t do anything that was a violation of policy or law,” Cagle said. “There may be some issues of law we need to talk about, and tactics that I don’t think were considered.”
These guys are starting to give Nazi stormtroopers a bad name.