Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Republic of Texas
I'm not "assuming" anything. Deputy Briggs is an 18 year veteran of Broward County SO, is described as well liked in the community, and a very dependable, competent deputy, with Youngward being employed there 2+ years, so I would imagine their ability, and competency has been tested many times. As is Broward County's training programs for field deputies.
However, to put on a badge, is not to say one can whip anything that steps out, or go head to head with someone bigger and stronger, whom apparently has no pain threshold, or rational mental process.
I have personally deployed an ASP Baton, and know exactly what it will, and will not do. I have also dealt with mental cases where nothing short of deadly force, or swarming by multiple officers (if they get there in time), would stop them before they killed someone.
So after watching ALL the video(s), reading news releases, & family statements.
I see force, properly escalated 1 level at a time, (baton then tazer) with deadly force deployed last.
And as for the tazer working properly.
When gettin the s#*t kicked out of you, it no longer matters (at least to me) whether the tazer worked or not.
So having not been there, I assume nothing. But do agree with the video(s), that Mr. Pierre was intent, on, and capable of inflicting bodily harm to both officers.
"REPUBLIC OF TEXAS"!
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Last edited by Dee; 12-11-2017 at 05:37 PM.