Cop Charged With Assault For Breaking Man’s Jaw With Flashlight
Article from Fox News by Joshua Rhett Miller.
A decorated cop in St. Louis has been charged with assault a year after breaking a man’s jaw with a flashlight as he was retreating, video shows.
Adam Feaman, 40, was charged Wednesday with second-degree assault and armed criminal action in the Aug. 14, 2017, beating of Jamal White, a 24-year-old man who approached the officer to find out why his car was being towed, according to court documents obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
A 3-minute video of the encounter shows White walking toward Feaman and another officer, one of whom said they didn’t need White “over here.” Feaman then ordered White to put his hands behind his back to be handcuffed, a command that White ignored while turning around to run away.
The footage then shows Feaman — who was lauded as the city’s Fourth District Officer of the Year in 2016 — strike White once in the face, knocking him to the ground. Feaman then hit White again with his flashlight, this time in the back of the head while yelling, “Get on the motherf–king ground!”
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White should have watched Chris Rock’s routine. “How Not To Get Your A$$ Kicked By The Police.” He might have learned to sit down, shut up and do what they commanded him to do.
I was a Cleveland Policeman myself….Trust me, continuous exposure to the scum of the earth can make you do things that you would never do if you thought about it for a half a millisecond. You can get so mean you can’t stand yourself,,,,,and if the copper told the kid he was under arrest and he started to get away he became, Like Barney Fife would say, an S-K-P, so use of force was justified, but 10 bucks says the policeman would not have hit the guy a few years ago.
You can get burned out and there is nothing anybody can do about it,,,,,unless they can replace all the police with machines, but then we knew the job was tough when we took it.
My heart goes out to both the suspect and the policeman. Neither one is especially proud of their actions – It’s just one of those things, and done is done. Hope it works out for both of them. (I have REALLY mellowed since I left the job)