That second hit: OUCH!
That second hit: OUCH!
If you watch the car was moving before it got hit again. Probably was going to try and flee after first hit.Seems a bit excessive, if this happened in the US there would be a multi-million dollar lawsuit filed the next day and I'd have to agree with it. The car was stopped, ramming it a 2nd time was overkill.
You might be 100% correct and I am no judge or jury, but I do have two observations to add. It seems to me that the cop was alone in the car. Now if those really were criminals in the car I can't blame the cop for "pinning" them against the wall before getting out. What if he was greatly outnumbered? Secondly whatever happened to good vs bad, cop vs criminal, the damn line is so blurred these days that cases where "e.g. shoplifters get away with compensation because he was tripped while being chased after he stole a whole bunch of things (read a case)" are a daily thing. In my opinion the criminal should remember being arrested for the rest of his life, not given a wrong sense of entitlement and said "go try again so that we can catch you right"The van wasn't moving until the cop backed up. It started moving after he backed up. So, excessive force would still count. Cop should have gotten out with gun drawn and demanded that the engine is shut off. Not back up and make it obvious that a 2nd ramming was coming. The cop could have ended this without damaging the surrounding area. In the US, the thief would win the excessive force lawsuit and get off clean.
IMO, the cop screwed up. There are better ways to deal with taking out a van that don't involve destroying the surrounding environment and possibly killing a perp. If I was his Chief, I'd put him on foot patrol as a result of his actions. Yes, he did his job. Great, now the squad car needs to be fixed or replaced and the building needs to be inspected for damage and then the owner paid. Awesome, you caught a thief and managed to get a $20-30k bill in the process and risked a lawsuit. Great work! You deserve a doughnut.
Given that this was at night, the store was probably closed. With a minivan for a getaway ride, I'd bet it was a smash and grab. I don't think Sweden allows you to own a firearm, making the chances of the perp having one less. Not that it's impossible to get one if you want to rob a place. The van wasn't burning rubber trying to leave the parking lot either. IMO, this was a case of bored cop having fun with a thief that just broke in to a closed shop.From what I understand right before the video was recorded they robbed a pharmacy store. You don't rob a store unarmed!
they make you pay for your time in jail... Sweden also uses garbage as their energy source. They are far from debt.... They don't need power plants, they are a neutral country so no advanced military spending needed, blah blah blah... Sweden is great Cold as FVCK in the northern parts thoughPlease, go on. :eatingpopcorn:
In Sweden clock can be 5 pm and it will be dark outside at some months of the year so the darkness in the video doesn't really say much about the time.Given that this was at night, the store was probably closed. With a minivan for a getaway ride, I'd bet it was a smash and grab. I don't think Sweden allows you to own a firearm, making the chances of the perp having one less. Not that it's impossible to get one if you want to rob a place. The van wasn't burning rubber trying to leave the parking lot either. IMO, this was a case of bored cop having fun with a thief that just broke in to a closed shop.