doesn't look like the cop used very good judgement......but i also remember my father telling me "this would be a good time to quit talking". looked like the guy on the ground could have used that advice!!
i read your second post. artfull editing of the video??
The 10-minute video begins as the officer passes a sign clearly showing a speed limit of 40 mph on U.S. Highway 40.
Gardner pulls over Massey's Dodge SUV and approaches the driver's side window. He twice asks for Massey's driver's license and registration. The second time, the trooper is audibly frustrated.
After a short argument, Gardner goes to his patrol vehicle and returns to the SUV with a traffic ticket. Massey refuses to sign the citation, insisting that Gardner show him the 40 mph sign.
"Well, you are going to sign this first," Gardner said.
After refusing, Gardner asks Massey to exit the SUV, which, at 2:23 minutes into the video, he does.
The pair walk to the front of the officer's car, where Gardner points his Taser at Massey, ordering him to place his hands behind his back.
''What the hell's wrong with you?'' Massey asks, while turning and beginning to walk back to the SUV. Gardner tells the driver to turn around, but he refuses and continues walking away with one hand in his pocket.
On Friday, Davenport said it was at that point Gardner did not know if Massey had a weapon and had to make a split-second decision whether to use the Taser.
this sheds a different light on it.