This video shows why officers often try to keep people at a distance during arrests. This man calmly walks up and attacks an officer who is trying to arrest another man.
The man is now looking at some serious charges — starting with assault of an officer and interference with an arrest. This is one case where the public videotaping of officers will assist the officers in bringing charges. While the kick in the face by a third officer may be viewed as on the line, it is likely that it would be considered permissible by police reviewers given the man’s resistance on the ground and the need to assist the first officer.