Oklahoma Highway Trooper Decides Unresponsive Driver Experiencing Medical Distress is “Non-Compliant,” and Strikes Him Multiple Times With Night Stick

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Oklahoma State Troopers immediately resort to violence against an unresponsive, non-combative driver in medical distress

Oklahoma State Troopers immediately resort to violence against an unresponsive, non-combative driver in medical distress

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: OHP Defends its Use of Force in Traffic Incident:
http://okcfox.com/news/local/ohp-defends-actions-after-smashing-window-striking-driver-with-night-stick

(Bill Schammert) The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says its troopers were doing everything by the book when they smashed a driver’s window and hit the driver with a night stick for being non-compliant. According to a highway patrol spokesman, the troopers thought the man was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but later found out he was having a medical episode.

The incident was all caught on camera.

“To me, it seemed aggressive,” said the man who shot the video. He doesn’t want to be named.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Experiencing medical distress while driving, which leaves you and your car in a ditch, barely able to move, or even communicate? To the trained officers at the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, that’s called “non-compliance,” so your car window will be broken, and you will be beaten about the face and head with night sticks.

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