New policing in America: Cops just run you over at high speed and call it ‘saving your life’

Saturday, April 18, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: Daniel Barker
Saturday, April 18, 2015

In yet another case of a police using excessive force to subdue a suspect, two separate dashboard cameras captured an incident in which an Arizona police officer used his patrol car to run over a subject who was walking down a street carrying a stolen gun.

The videos, one taken from the police car used to ram the suspect, the other shot from another police vehicle on the scene, show the suspect, 36-year-old Mario Valencia, being run down by Marana, Arizona, police officer Michael Rapiejko.

The video has sparked a controversy regarding whether or not Officer Rapiejko used excessive force, partly because of the speed at which the police car was traveling when it hit the suspect and because of the fact that the vehicle was apparently used to not merely knock the man down, but to intentionally run over him.

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