Monday, November 23, 2009

BART Cop Handles Loud Mouth Drunk

Here's the story behind this little altercation:

BART police Cmdr. Daniel Hartwig says officers responding to a report of a disturbance around 5:40 p.m. Saturday at the West Oakland station found a man police identified as Michael Joseph Gibson, who appeared to be intoxicated, challenging others to fight and yelling racial slurs.

Hartwig says when an officer tried to take the 37-year-old Gibson into custody, a window in the train station shattered, injuring both the suspect and the officer. Hartwig says the officer suffered several lacerations and a concussion. The officer has been treated and released.

Hartwig says the suspect was treated for "minor lacerations" and arrested on suspicion of battery on an officer, resisting an officer and other charges.

Granted, I'm on the officer's side on this -- someone needed to escort that douche bag off the train in the most offensive way possible -- but I didn't see anything in the video to indicate he suffered a concussion. I don't know, maybe it's one of those things where if you think about it hard enough it will actually happen. Then again it's not exactly out of the realm of possibility for a cop to make some shit up in order to pad the hell out of his report.


  1. Hear no evil-Speak no evil-See no evil

  2. Sure the drunk needed to be dealt with, but WTF was the point in walking him all the way to the windows and smashing his head into one of them? Looks like another fucking cop being over-the-top physical when there's no need for it.

  3. It looks like the window was an accident. Movies will tell you to throw criminals through windows but cops won't do it in real life because everyone ends up with lacerations, not just the criminals. Besides it looks like he just wanted to push him up against a wall to cuff him, standard procedure.

  4. Thanks to that cop for taking care of that jack__s so I don't have to! I'm tired of hearing how brutal the cops are, thugs need a whoopin, can take a whoopin, and will give your grandmother one if somebody - like this cop - doesn't get to him first.

  5. When you act stupid like this guy. You deserve what you get. Luckily the cop got him before he ran his mouth to the wrong person that would have shot or stabbed his dumb ass to death!

  6. Tough for me to see the concussion too. But I would guess they butted heads when the perp flung his head back after hitting the glass. Minor to say the least.