Breakdown: Austin Police ‘Body Slam’ Breaion King

Austin Police ‘Body Slam’ of Black Teacher, Breaion King, Resisting Arrest

Austin Police Department dash camera footage shows an officer arresting Breaion King, a black teacher. King is clearly shown to be resisting arrest in the video. The incident had occurred in June 2015, but is just now coming to light because King has just recently hired a lawyer and is considering a civil lawsuit.

King’s arrest may look brutal to the public, but it was completely justified. Explanation after the break:

 

Breaion King after she passed Officer Bryan Richter while going 15 MPH over the posted speed limit. Officer Richter attempted to stop King by activating his lights and siren. Rather than stop, King whipped into a nearby parking lot and then exited her vehicle. Officer Richter calmly explained to King that he was stopping her for speeding.

“Ma’am, you’re being pulled over right now, so I need you to take a seat back in your car,” he says.

“Are you serious?” King replies.

“Yes, ma’am,” he says. “I’m not joking. Can I see your driver’s license? You’re being stopped for speeding.”

“But I’m already stopped, so technically can you stop me?” King asks as she removes her license. “‘Cause you didn’t pull me over because I’m parked.”

“Ma’am, you were about to go inside without a wallet, so I know you were only coming here because you know I was coming to pull you over,” Richter responds. “I can absolutely pull you over if you are already stopped, yes. Let me see your driver’s license.”

After Breaion King attempted to elude Officer Richter, and gave the good ole, “You can’t stop me because I already stopped” excuse, she continued to be uncooperative. Officer Richter asked King to sit back in her vehicle, so that he could contain her in case she tried to leave again. That was the correct decision by Officer Richter. He was already dealing with somebody who was uncooperative and tried to walk away. King then refused to comply with Officer Richter’s order to get back into the car.

The US Supreme Court has ruled that police officers can control the people that they stop, including ordering them out of the vehicle (Pennsylvania v. Mimms.) Officer Richter had no idea who King was or why she was not being compliant. An overwhelming majority of traffic stops involve compliant people, and when somebody is failing to comply, it’s abnormal and there is always reason for concern. Based on King’s attempt to elude Officer Richter, and her continued refusal to cooperate, Officer Richter had good reason to frisk King for weapons. A frisk would ensure that King’s resistance could not escalate into armed resistance.

A frisk for weapons is just a quick pat-down of the outer clothing to ensure that somebody is unarmed. Performing a frisk would have increased the safety of both Officer Richter and King. Officer Richter could remove any weapons from King, ensuring his safety, or verify that King was unarmed, increasing her safety.

Breaion King was clearly resisting arrest then entire time before she was handcuffed.

Breaion King was clearly resisting arrest then entire time before she was handcuffed.

Officer Richter ordered Breaion King to stand up. At that point, King was legally obligated to comply with Officer Richter’s orders, but she failed to comply. Officer Richter was already concerned about the possibility of weapons, and with King’s continued refusal to comply with Officer Richter’s lawful orders, he reasonably would have been even more concerned for his safety. Officer Richter’s safety concerns were immediate, and it would have been unreasonable for him to delay by continuing to try to convince King to comply; it would have just given King more opportunity to access any weapons. Remember, Officer Richter doesn’t know who King is or what her intentions are, and he’s only requesting that she stand up for the safety of both of them.

Officer Richter had an obligation to control King, and with her failure to comply with his verbal commands, he went to the next level of force by attempting to physically control her. Officer Richter grabbed King to get her stand her up. King pulled away from him and resisted Officer Richter’s attempts to physically control her. King escalated from passive resistance, noncompliance, to active resistance, physically fighting Officer Richter’s efforts to control her. At the moment that King escalated to active resistance, not only was she certainly committing a criminal offense, Officer Richter would have been legally justified in striking her or using a weapon such as a Taser or pepper spray in order to get King under control.

You may be thinking that King was a small female, and so Officer Richter should have been able to control her without using weapons. Officer Richter no doubt would have agreed with that assessment, which is why he used less force than he was legally allowed to use.

You can see in the video that the car was shaking and hear Officer Richter remain calm as he repeatedly ordered King to stop resisting. Once Officer Richter got King out of the car, he tossed her to the ground so that he could control her by placing her in handcuffs:

Breaion King fought the entire time. Despite King’s efforts to fight Officer Richter’s control, Officer Richter continued to use less force than he was legally allowed to use in order to control King. The fight would no doubt have been over much faster had he used a Taser or pepper spray. In the end, Officer Richter was able to arrest King without injuring her. This was an excellent job by Officer Richter.

Afterward, coward prosecutors gave in to public opinion, rather than considering the facts of the case, and they dismissed charges against Breaion King. However, that decision may be based on what happened after King’s arrest.

Breaoin King in the back of a police vehicle after her arrest.

Breaoin King in the back of a police vehicle after her arrest.

After Breaion King’s arrest, Officer Patrick Spradlin arrived and took a break from eating lead paint-chips to have a conversation with King:

“But do you still believe that there is racism out there?” King asks

“Yes, I do,” the officer answers. “But let me ask you this: Do you believe it goes both ways?”

“I do,” she says. “But I believe that, I’m not going to lie. I believe that Caucasians have more supremacy than we do, they have more rights.”

“I don’t think that,” Spradlin says.

“A lot more people are a little afraid of black people because of everything, honestly…” King says.

“Let me ask you this,” Spradlin interrupts. “Why are so many people afraid of black people?”

“That’s what I want to figure out, because I’m not a bad black person,” King says.

“I can give you a really good idea, a really good idea why it might be that way,” he says. “Violent tendencies. I want you to think about that.

“I’m not saying anything, I’m not saying it’s true, I’m not saying I agree with it or nothing,” Spradlin says. “But 99 percent of the time, when you hear about stuff like that, it is the black community that is being violent. That’s why a lot of white people are afraid. And I don’t blame them.

“There are some guys I look at,” he continues. “I know it’s my job to deal with them and I know it’s probably going to get ugly and that’s the way it goes, but some of them because of their appearance and whatnot, some of them are very intimidating.”

After the incident, Officer Richter was disciplined for his reasonable use of force. Troglodyte Officer Spradlin did not get disciplined, because his conversation did not come to light until over a year after the incident; it was too late to discipline him at that point.

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo continued to throw Officer Richter to the wolves:

“I’m sorry that on the day you were stopped for going 15 mph, you were … treated in a manner that is not consistent with the expectations of this police chief, of most of the officers of this department, and most importantly, of all of us as human beings,” he said. “Police officers have a sworn duty to try to calm things down, approach incidents, approach people in a manner that enhances the probability that everyone gets to go on with their day, especially over a speeding ticket.”

We think that Chief Acevedo and Officer Spradlin are in the wrong line or work. Both of these law enforcement officers should be ashamed of themselves and their disturbing comments.

Officer Bryan Richter, you did an excellent job, and you deserve an apology from Chief Acevedo and Breaion King for the way that you were treated.

  • USMC_Daddy

    Why can’t people just do what they’re told? If she complies she might have just gotten a warning instead of a (not sure) felony arrest. I sure she teaches better than she behaves.

    • Ezra Tank

      Because the Black Culture (not race) raises people to not respect anything.

      • Martin Vontray
      • Handsome Jack

        Black people are more likely to resist arrest. I don’t feel sorry for this woman.

        • TByte

          …and you have what statistics to support this?
          None?
          Ok then. Racist opinions dismissed…

        • ChasUGC1

          Your problem is “black”. You have been conditioned to believe that people are a color and the negative color denotes mistrust. “Black” is not a race. It is a derogatory label. One that you seem willing to embrace, and you need to look at yourself for the answer as to why you embrace such negative labels. I call you Caucasian and you should call me “African American”. We need to show respect for each other and stop the derogatory labels. Once upon a time, not so long ago, the label was the “N” word. IF you were raised to think that you are ugly, just because of a derogatory label, how would you feel? Would you resist it? If you have been labeled “white”, why would you resist? You would feel great about yourself and that label. You resist when you are constantly racially profiled, you see it in city statistics and you have to live with constantly being pre-judged, frowned upon, and undermined by society. Then, the society hires police to make sure that you know your place as an person of that color label. People of no conscience don’t feel sorry for the ill will they inflict upon others.

          • David Clark

            Chas, that is the biggest load of namby pampy, politically correct codswallop I have ever heard. Negro/Nigger is a race. Guess what, the word “negro” (and Nigger) is derived from the latin for “black”. At some point in the 1970’s, public opinion decided that Nigger is insulting but black and negro were ok. In the 1990’s black had become insulting, bizarrely! I would suggest that if black is insulting for African Americans then white should be insulting to caucasians!

            Florence Kate Upton created a doll/character named a Golliwog, which was jovial, friendly and gallant! Presumably calling anyone a golliwog, would be suggesting they are jovial, kind and gallant. All positive character traits, yet Golliwog is also insulting?

            Essentially, many African Americans have a massive chip on their shoulder and every few years decide a word is wrong.

            When I grew up the term “Coloured” was used, a most innacurate term, since caucasian are far more coloured. There is a rhyme which described the colour changes in a caucasian’s skin when cold/hot/sunburned/anaemic/sick etc.

            I am absolutely certain that in a few years time, the term African American will be considered abusive!

      • ChasUGC1

        That is a racist statement. Black is a color not a race. And, I guess its okay for white kids to curse their parents, shoot their school mates, and shoot multiple people in church. It is also racist for that cop to say that people are violent because of their race. I’m African American, and I respect the police and I have never been charged with a violent crime or any sort of violence. I’ve never been arrested by the police either. The police are not being trained properly or they are being hired with racism implanted in their minds by this society against “African Americans”. Still, this lady was wrong. 1) For not obeying the cops commands. 2) For resisting the officer. She should complied and she would not have been arrested. Sure, there is A LOT of mistrust in the African American community for the police. And, some of it is well deserved. But, some of it comes as the result of incidents like this, where the person happens to be African American and he/she is not complying and claiming discrimination, which undermines legitimate complaints. Although this cop acted properly, his conversation afterwards and your racist comments show that there is racism rooted deeply in “American Culture.”

        • John Baker

          In general, the inner city black culture has little respect for anything as they’ve not been raised to have respect for anything.

          • Listen

            Such a respectful statement, John Baker.

          • ChasUGC1

            That in itself is a racist statement. It is racist to generalize about any race. It is called stereotyping people. How could I generalize about trailer living white people or rich white people? How about white kids who use profanity at their parents. These would be generalizations, stereotypes and racist. I don’t act that way towards any race of people, regardless of their circumstances. I look at a person based on their merits or their content of character.

        • Phillip Textor

          He did not act properly. She did comply. She went back and sat in the car. Once she sat down in the car, he should have gone and written the ticket. His “concern’ for safety or weapons or fleeing was just a smokescreen for bad attitude when she didn’t fall down in front of his authority. He escalated the situation unnecessarily. Yes, she could have responded better, but he had no reason to insist she put her legs in the car or assume her questioning the stop was threatening or being un-cooperative.

        • Disgusted

          Racism implanted in the minds? How about just youtube alone?

      • quasar704

        That’s not “the black culture”, that’s this culture of violence that plagues this entire nation.

      • O Garcia

        I believe, regardless of race. It has to do with more leaches, more freeloaders, more government created babies that can’t take care of themselves, and their families. Younger parents, younger grand parents, who all feel they are entitled to everything without any repercussions. Younger parents often mean, less educated, except on the ways of how to leach off the government and get approved for government assistance for almost everything they apply for. And cry and complain when they get denied.
        Do away with government assistance and let the chips fall where they may!

    • ChasUGC1

      I agree. But, there is a lot of mistrust in the African American community regarding the police. I didn’t see this lady going any faster than anyone before her. I believe she was racially profiled, as she drove by the police officer. I’ve had it happen to me. I had my top down in a restored convertible. I drove by a cop, who was going in the opposite direction, and he turned around and said that I was speeding when he passed me. I even got a ticket. How the heck could he have clocked me when he was driving in the opposite direction? Did he have one hand on his Laser gun, which magically cancels out his own speed, and have only one hand on his steering wheel? It has happened multiple times in my life where I’ve personally experienced racism from cops. The problem is that racism is rooted deep in American Society. You can get it from African American cops as well. There have also been times where the police have acted kind towards me, as they know I’m not a criminal. So, I try not to judge all cops just because of the actions of some of them. Just like I try not to judge all Caucasian people because of the actions of some of them. It was a white guy who signed the Emancipation Proclamation. There were white people who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. There are good and bad in all the races. I trust NO ONE based solely on the color of their skin.

      • USMC_Daddy

        He wouldn’t have caught you by laser as it is line of sight and I would assume it was with radar. Sounds like you have racism in your heart, I prefer to look into someone’s heart and their actions before passing judgement. Don’t forget in November which party pushes racism to maintain control.

        • ChasUGC1

          I’ve heard that before. The people who perpetrate racism, calling the victims racist. I’ve had white girl girlfriends who I have loved, as well as Asian girlfriends, and best friends of mine have been black and white too. So, no, racism isn’t in my heart, I’m just not afraid to call it when I see it. Some people don’t really care because it hasn’t affected them and they will try to mock and joke about it at others. If you are Caucasian, you shouldn’t even be talking about it. Especially since you are the main people who started it and perpetrated it against other minorities. It’s like the rich people criticizing what the poor people do. Try being a poor person and then tell me about it. The rich don’t know shite about me, and can’t judge me without living and walking in my shoes.Neither can you.

      • quasar704

        I don’t think she was racially profiled, I think that “she thinks” she was racially profiled. You can’t look at a video and tell if she was speeding or not and police interceptors in some depts. have a radar system that can clock the speed of a car while the interceptor is moving (yes.. even in the opposite direction), so she may have very well been speeding. I have no reason to doubt that, the only thing I don’t like about this video is the way he went from “step out of the car” to “physically removing her from the car” in literally one second. He gave her no chance to comply, this guy should’ve been more patient and disciplined. Unless of course his story about her “reaching toward the passenger side” (which I do not believe for one moment) is true.

      • John Baker

        Rewatch the video several times. It took me a few times to realize which car she was driving.

      • O Garcia

        It’s called Radar; not Laser genius. For that you need to be stationary.

        • ChasUGC1

          I guess you are a genius then, since you obviously know all the circumstances of my police stop in the ’80’s. Oh wait, you know the time of my stop too, being the genius that you are. Police profiling was really high at that time. You also know that I had just turned a broad corner without losing traction, and the police car, must have used his “radar” just as I turned the corner and couldn’t possibly have clocked me above the speed limit. What he did see was a African American guy, driving a restored convertible sports car, with the top down, and he immediately, turned around, before turning on the same curve. It is the same in this video. I saw other vehicles, clearly driving faster than this lady, and he saw the African American and choose to target her. As much as you want to be in denial about police racial profiling, it is called DWB. And, there are many statistics that show how police target African Americans. Ferguson, MI is one such city. If you believe this is out of the ordinary, you are in denial.

          • O Garcia

            Oh quite, your crying and take your ticket like a man! Freaken society today? Full of sissy’s and pansies that cry about everything. Blah, Blah, Blah….cry me a river. If you believed you were wronged, you should have fought the ticket. And not cry about it 30-40 years later!

          • ChasUGC1

            I don’t have any more time for you. You grab on to a simple explanation, with a simple minded approach, and you run with it, and try to “grandstand” instead of trying to “understand”. You have no idea what happened or how I handled my ticket. This is the problem with our society and its race relations. Everyone wants to be better than everyone else and “grandstand” each other. I was making an analogy and “understanding” what this lady went through based on my own experiences. When people begin to understand is when we make progress. Such was the case with the marches in Montgomery, Alabama. When the country saw how people were being treated, we united, black and white, to put an end to it. So, “grandstanding” will not help, and people who just want to “grandstand” are a waste of my time.

    • Listen

      Why can’t a police officer make it through a mildly irritating interaction without yanking a woman from her car and slamming her to the ground.

    • O Garcia

      Probably not! Society has become a society of a bunch sissy’s and pansies. Everyone seeks out “government” help and guidance! And when things don’t go their way, they cry foul! ie, get denied government assistance, food stamps, welfare, SSI. I see too many young people today on SSI while the people that truly need it, are getting denied over and over. Yet almost all 20-30 year old, who hasn’t worked legitimate job in their lives are getting approved for having Anxiety, Depression, etc. SERIOUSLY!
      Plus more and more people are claiming Sovereignty.
      My belief……….if you don’t like the laws of this country. Sovereign Or Moor in belief systems, then leave! And for all you who claim Moor Sovereignty – You people are as confused as the idiots leading you. Noble Drew Ali, started the movement in the 1920’s with different ideologies; and not what it has become today.

      • Disgusted

        Its authority worship that has displaced responsibility. Boobus Americanus IS asleep at the switch.

    • Phillip Textor

      She did comply. She got back in the car.

    • Disgusted

      See? Exactly that. (Not Sure) Your not sure because you really don’t know how many laws you have broken until they damn well are ready to tell you? There are so many so fast that most of us break at least one daily.
      Victimless revenue generating laws are oppressive and the responsible citizenry are asleep at the switch.
      A cops daily duties and enforcement since there is no longer peace officers, should fit on both sides of a 3×5 card?
      Lets get back to that and trust will again be mutual?

  • Vlad

    So let me get this striate. According to this article, the cop ordered the women to get in the car “so that he could contain her” and then he orders her to get out of the car because “safety concerns were immediate”. Which is it? When the woman didn’t immediately comply she could have been beaten, tasered or I presume shot! I have to say that disturbing as this video is, the justification and explanation this article offers is much more disturbing. There is something seriously wrong with the pathological mentality of the police in this country. Things are going to have to change.

    • Mark Vincenzo

      Because you’re an expert in police tactics, and you were there that day to be able to critique the actions of the officer. Good job, theres something seriously wrong with you not the police.

      • Vlad

        Are you serious? The video is there for all to see. Police tactics are there in evidence. (What if this had been your mother?) The whole idea that these police “tactics” are in any way justified is what we should all question. The idea that this behavior by the police is in any way acceptable is appalling! The fact that police are trained to act this way with citizens in a supposedly “free” country is beyond belief!!

        • Mark Vincenzo

          My mother would never resist arrest for one. Secondly, if you’re resisting, not complying, I doubt any officer would wait around and play nice to find out why. You fight the police, you lose, simple. You want to enjoy the freedoms of a free country, you comply the with rule of law and law enforcement officer demands. Without law enforcement and military, you would not be free. Freedom and rights are meant for those that comply with the rule of law. Not for those who feel like the law does not apply to them.

        • WHATEVER

          police are there to a job and your job is to obey them. the lady disobeyed the officer and even tried to get out of a ticket by being an ass. as for my mother she would not have pulled a stunt like that. a officer asked her to get back in the car for his and her safety we have had to many officer killed by people because they were afraid to use force when they suspected something. from those who feel they don’t need to obey the laws. well next time your in trouble i hope the officer handles it nice a calmly we don’t want to hurt the car jacker or mugger, or burglar do we:no we dont

        • Dave

          If this was my mother she would have been respectful to the cop. Sometimes people try to jump out of the car when they stop, the cop is not going to know why so yes the order is back into the car. The woman continues to be argumentative once back in the car. Who knows why the cop doesn’t know who she is or why she’s being a jerk. So yeah when your dealing with someone with an attitude like that it has to be a red flag. The cop wants to go home to his family and has a right to keep himself safe. So yes now it’s get out and be searched for weapons. Had she complied, she would have left with a warning or ticket. Instead she continued to argue and resist. Thats why she was then removed from the car.

          • Listen

            Being annoyed with a police officer does not justify being pulled out of a car and thrown on the ground. He has a right to be safe? Where is the threat?

          • David Clark

            Listen: Why would any good upstanding citizen, drive in a dangerous manner? Why be “Annoyed”. She refused to comply with all his orders and as Dave says, that is a red flag. Do you not understand that simple idea?

            What about when she leaned over to the passenger seat to reach for something, should the officer just pray that it is not a gun?

            Idiot!

          • Listen

            Why would any upstanding citizen drive in a dangerous manner? Speeding 15 mph over the limit something that the vast majority of the upstanding public has done at some point in their lives. It is dangerous, I agree. And I’m happy that the officer pulled her over for that.

            However, when officers are looking for “red flags” instead of dealing with the human being in front of them, instead of trying to calm the person down and being courteous, then they are not doing their job. Their first job is to protect and serve the public, not demand obedience and arrest.

            He doesn’t need prayer to see that she’s not armed, just needs to use his eyes.

          • quasar704

            So let me get this straight….. If a driver decides to go “15” mph over the speed limit…. They are not a good, upstanding citizen? You realize that police officers themselves often drive in excess of the speed limit right? Please tell me you’re not serious lol

        • John Baker

          If it had been my mother, she’d have done EXACTLY as instructed without any attitude.

        • Handsome Jack

          What did you want them to do? Say “sorry ma’am, we didn’t realize that you wanted to ignore our orders, you are free to go.”

        • Luis Garcia

          You confuse Free with Lawless!

      • Listen

        The police work for the public. When their tactics are abusive, as they clearly are in this case, we have a right to criticize. Roughing up a petite woman during a traffic stop and arresting her is not just “doing his job.” It’s abuse of power.

        • Mark Vincenzo

          Oh so you’re an expert? Ok where did you get your credentials? How long have you been a police officer for? How many violent arrests have you made, and how many have you de-escalated with no violence?

          • David Clark

            You don’t need to be a police officer to see that the officer was totally correct in what he did. Only people with massive chips on their shoulders see it differently.

          • Listen

            Only people with utter lack of compassion for human beings would see his treatment as justified.

          • Mark Vincenzo

            Your freedom is kept in tact thanks to the rule of law and order. The lack of respect for that is ignorance on your part, and your precious freedom goes out the window once law and order dies. Obey the law, obey authority, police do not work for the public, they work to keep the public safe, and that includes subduing a violent person to OVERCOME the resistance. Your arguement is moot and you’re not going to win. You’re part of the minority that does not respect authority, the majority of people don’t see it the way you see it.

          • Listen

            This woman was not being violent. The officer was. He was being disorderly and should be fired.

            My freedom is based not on law and order, but on just laws and lawfully maintained order. Nazi Germany was ruled with law and order. Were their police justified in maintaining it and rounding up the Jews?

            Do you not understand that when police behave this way they undermine their authority?

          • John Baker

            She copped an attitude immediately telling him that he could not stop her because she was already stopped? WTF??? Had she put her feet in the car and closed the door as instructed and spoken to the officer in a civil manner this never would have happened.

          • Listen

            Copping an attitude is not against the law and does not justify being physically assaulted by a police officer. People cop attitudes all the time and good police officers are able to deal with it effectively and move on. Justifying this cop’s behavior puts you on the side of authoritarianism. Not the country I want to live in.

          • quasar704

            Smh… if you think stating “could you hurry up please” is being “violent” you’re definitely a part of the problem

          • John Baker

            Or those predisposed to allow people to blatantly disregard a lawfully given instruction.

          • Listen

            So amusing how the same people who don’t trust our government and jump up and down about our freedoms being taken away cheer for the police when they see actual freedom being violated.

          • Listen

            So tired of police hiding behind “tactics” and “credentials” to justify abusing the public like jack boot thugs. Your work for the public not yourselves.

        • David Clark

          Watch the video again.

        • John Baker

          Size has nothing to do with it. She copped an immediate attitude and refused to comply with instructions. Play stupid game, win stupid prizes.

          • quasar704

            COPPING AN ATTITUDE IS NOT “ILLEGAL” OR A THREAT TO HIS SAFETY GENIUS!

    • Lance Freedlund

      Vlad, just wondering, how long should a person be allowed to resist arrest? 10…20 minutes? How long should they be allowed to usurp the officers time? Let’s think…you do realize btw, that police have more than one thing to do every day. right? In other words, it’s entirely possible he was needed at a home burglary, or a car accident, or a ton of paperwork and a neighborhood block watch meeting before he could go home to his family. Now if it’s you’re opinion he should have continued to talk to her indefinitely while she defied his requests, then that’s fine, I’ll buy that. But for how long? Perhaps 30 minutes? Because at some point he either has to let her go, or body slam her to the ground. Then Vlad, should he have then let her go? Because that’s the only alternative he had. But wait…what about a person’s personal responsibility to act like a good member of society? What about our individual responsibilites to agree to abide by laws…including requests by police, is this not of importance to you? This means nothing to you? And besides, she was breaking the law.

      • Listen

        “at some point he either has to let her go, or body slam her to the ground.” That is simply not the only alternative for resolving this simple traffic stop. She is not being violent. She is being annoyed, which happens all the time and other police manage to diffuse the situation and move on. The fact that this officer was unable to do so without getting violent shows his incompetence. Why are you justifying the abuse of citizens?

    • Chris Young

      She kept the door open with her leg which was non-compliant so he placed her under arrest. In order to arrest someone, you must handcuff them and put them in the police car for the trip down to the station. There is some relocation involved. I don’t think they can arrest the whole car, so she had to be separated from it. Keep in mind that “resisting arrest” looks really bad on job applications. “Whoa, crazy! lol. Let’s see who else we’ve got here. Hmmm.”
      You’ve been fun Vlad, ty.

    • Luis Garcia

      To make your confusion a little clearer; oh confused one! Policing has not changed much! Society and our over pampered Society has!

      • quasar704

        That may be the problem, do the knowledge on the origins of policing and then tell me if “policing hasn’t changed much” doesn’t seem like a problem to you.

    • David Clark

      I think you need to watch the video again. He told her that she was speeding and she was argumentative. She thought that having parked and got out of her car, she had “got away with it”, possibly the most stupid thing I have ever heard. From a teacher? She must be sacked from teaching anyone. She refused to get back in her car. She refused to hand over her driving license. She starts leaning over the passenger side to get something (A gun?). Did you not see those bits?

      • John Baker

        Exactly. She copped the “You can’t do anything to me attitude”. Apparently she was mistaken.

      • quasar704

        She “refused” to get back in the car? That’s odd…. I thought I saw the officer rip her out of the car. I could’ve swore I saw him rip her out of the car “after” she gave him her license also. I must’ve been seeing things… smh

  • Ezra Tank

    Wow, when facts are waited for and presented the story ALWAYS changes. But the Obama play book is to side with the criminal first and not care.

  • Lance Freedlund

    People are starting to figure out that if they resist arrest long enough a cop will have only two choices…let them go, or become physical. If a cop just ‘lets them go’ he is not doing his job and could jeopardize his own career. If the cop becomes physical this may mean a body slam and a video of it may result in a lawsuit against the department and negative public scrutiny of the officer himself. We’ve seen this scenario repeated over and over, even in schools when the girl refused to leave the classroom. Either the public begins to understand this and get behind law enforcement, or cops will be quitting in droves and there won’t be new ones to replace them. Places like Baltimore are seeing spikes in murder and violent crime as police are avoiding those areas due to the danger and hostility of the locals.

    • quasar704

      The thing is the cop had no right to intervene in that classroom situation. There was no law being broken, in this situation I don’t see this woman resisting arrest because when he went to snatch her out of the car she had done nothing to be arrested. She asked him if he could please “hurry up” (and mind you, I do indeed feel like she was being an asshole about the situation) and he told her to get out of the car. He already had her license, she was already in the car as he commanded her to return to it, so she was in fact compliant. After he ordered her out of the out of the car he immediately went to physically remove her from it, he didn’t even give her a chance to step out. This isn’t like “MOST” cases of “alleged” police brutality, this guy actually did go too far, like that cop at the school.

      • Smarty

        You need to read the article again and the breakdown of what happened. Just getting in the car is not enough to ensure that she is not going to flee. He requests that she put her feet in the car and she won’t. That right there is resisting what your being told to do. And why? Why would she not just put her feet in the car? To make a point? Because she didn’t think she should have to? Because this is an inconvenience (“hurry up?”). You are being pulled over for breaking the law. Remember, the officer has NO IDEA who she is yet, what her intentions are, what weapons she might have, etc. She may not fit the description of most of the criminals you see on television, but that doesn’t mean she might not have a gun and know how to use it. Once she resists what he’s asking her to do, which as the article states, is very rare in people who are not breaking any other laws, the officer needs to assume something may be up. If she did in fact then reach towards the passenger seat after refusing to put her feet back in the car, it’s game over. He could have started backpeddling, reached for his gun and eliminated a perceived threat. Instead, he pulled her out as fast as he could. At that point, wouldn’t you just go down and stay there? why keep getting up? To make a point? No, because she (and a lot of people) do not understand the police procedure. If people were more aware of their rights and the procedure of police, they would know when the officer is about to get physical and try to de-escalate the situation.

        • quasar704

          You’re right about people need to be more aware of her rights and police procedure, actually everything you said aside from her “refusing to put her feet in the car” is correct and I “NEVER” argue those points. However, do you realize that only “1 SECOND” went by from the moment he asked her to step out of the car to the moment he began to physically remove her from it? He didn’t even give her a chance to comply, and we don’t know if she was putting her feet in the car as she asked “can you hurry up”. I mean in all honesty her actions were dumb as hell but she didn’t deserve to be handled that way.
          Honestly speaking, I don’t blame her for “struggling” (not resisting). In her mind she felt like she was being assaulted, a lot of the time people struggle when they’re being assaulted. I do agree with you to some extent though, she should’ve just shut her mouth and let the cop do what he needed to do. Too many people think for some reason that as long as you know you’re not doing anything you don’t have to comply, or they think that it’s a cops job to appease them. Those things are simply untrue

        • quasar704

          Also… just because an officer is yelling “stop resisting” doesn’t mean a person is actually resisting.

        • Disgusted

          Stalin would have loved you as a citizen?

      • TByte

        She resisted arrest the moment she fought back against the officer.
        Case closed.

        • Disgusted

          Some arrests NEED resisting? This carte blanc arresting power MUST be brought under control and those that assume rulership and grant it fired and prosecuted. Obey the law over you officials or lose the support and trust of consent of the governed. If you can’t honor your oath, you can’t be trusted to rule over your human nature.

      • David Clark

        You sure are a nut job, Quasar. She was driving at a dangerous speed, which is breaking the law. Or do you think that everyone has the right to drive at any speed?

        • quasar704

          I’m not sure what point you are trying to make lol, I never said he had no reason to pull her over. Also, driving 15 mph over the speed limit isn’t “driving at a dangerous speed” lmao. It’s simply “speeding” no need for attempts to sensationalize it, the traffic stop was legal smh. I guess you’re referring to me stating that “there was no law being broken”? If so you need to educate yourself on grammar, I was saying “no law had been broken” in that classroom incident genius.

        • Disgusted

          No faux American. But there must be a harmed party or a victim of the woman’s actions?
          Stop her and warn her don’t go fishing and escalating the ordeal.

      • John Baker

        If an officer instructs you to do something and you do not do it, then you have escalated the stop to a new level. He in instructed her to put her feet back in the car and there it was. Instant you’re doing this to me because I’m black attitude.

        • quasar704

          Dude… I can show you countless videos where people (black and white) were pulled over and did “WAAAAY” more than this woman did and were not harmed at all. As far as your “you’re doing this to me because I’m black” claim… Perception is reality, you have cops that are really out here on some klansmen shit. While this is not the norm, it does happen… no one can deny that. Now if that isn’t bad enough you have a media that purposely spins incidents to fit an agenda.

    • Disgusted

      Obey the Constitution and the bill of rights if your elected or appointed and much of this will cease to happen.

  • Lynn B

    What Bull Shit this officer did his Job !!! AND he did it Well this woman is WRONG and she’s going to sue — again what Bull Shit the officer should SUE HER !!!

  • opal

    “Officer Patrick Spradlin arrived and took a break from eating lead paint-chips to have a conversation with King”

    Officer Blue, you are my new favorite LE writer. Article is on point and humorous to boot. Now if only certain police chiefs would stop throwing officers under the bus for doing their jobs, aligning themselves with terrorist groups, and thereby making the job of the everyday LEO even MORE dangerous, just for their own personal political gains.

  • Martin Vontray

    Check out Colin Flaherty on youtube…… he covers 4-5 stories like this daily.

  • Martin Vontray
  • The problem clearly stemmed from that womans blacktitude. All she had to do is what the officer instructed her to do and all would have been fine. Loved the real talk the officer had with her. Blacks are violent but dont tell them that. These millennials dont have a clue when it comes to equal rights, what they REALLY want is special privilege.

    • horrido

      The cop did a poor job of diffusing the situation. Its not a job for people who don’t understand finesse. There’re all types of characters out there, and strong handing every situation is weak.

      • Handsome Jack

        The police are not therapists, they’re law enforcers. Blame the “victim”, she was the one resisting arrest.

        • quasar704

          What type of logic is that? I don’t know what video you watched but I don’t see where she was non compliant? She may not have moved as fast as he wanted her too, but she did in fact get back in the car. She also gave him her license and she asked him if he could please hurry up. Asking him if he could please hurry is not illegal so for what reason was she being “arrested”? Now honestly speaking she was being an ass with all that “technical” bullshit, but the way that cop responded wasn’t right period. He should be facing criminal charges

          • Luis Garcia

            Your living in a fairy tale! Verbal non compliance is still non complaince. She is clearly not following instructions. It’s our young generation today. Complete disregard and lack of respect for authority figures. To include their own parents; regardless of race. We have created our own mess! Our Coddling of our children has created longterm problems in society today. We were raised to give our children everything so they do not go through the same hardships we went through, and they are unappreciative and non respectful. We have created a young Society of “brats!”

          • quasar704

            You are absolutely right… Like seriously, everything you’re saying is true “ASIDE” from her being “non-compliant”…. there’s a difference between “refusing to comply” and “not moving as fast as I would like you to”. That’s what this woman did, she did in fact comply with all the commands (and everyone of them was legal) that he had given her, which is why he had to pull her from the car in the first place. However she was being an asshole in her compliance, she wanted to drag her feet and talk more than the situation required. I guess in some dumb ass attempt to “show this cop that I know my rights”.
            He told her to return to the car… she did, he asked for her license… she gave it to him…. he asked her to put her feet in the car… she hesitated… he asked again… she asked if he could hurry up and shit just hit the fan. Literally “1 second” went by from the time he asked her to step out and him attempting to physically remove her from the car. He didn’t even give her a chance to comply lol. Now as I said, she was being an asshole and her whole position was just stupid, but at the end of the day the officer’s response to her bullshit was completely unnecessary and in my opinion illegal. He should’ve just given her ass every ticket he possibly could have “if” she just put her feet in the car. Now after actually refusing to get out of the car, by all means get physical with her, but he didn’t even give her chance to comply.
            I’m not living in a “fairy tale”, I live in the “gray area” you should come visit sometime.

          • David Clark

            Quasar, I think you need to watch the video again, she did not get back in the car and close the door as asked. Are you blind and deaf?

          • quasar704

            Smh…. She did get back in the car, when the officer told her to close the door (after she had already complied with his prior requests to return to the vehicle and give him her license) she didn’t do so immediately. Are you saying because of that she deserved to be arrested and beaten up? Lol and you have the nerve to call “ME” a nut job? You do realize that her saying “could you please hurry up?” (although it was just dumb) is not illegal right? You do realize that not even “1 SECOND” went by from the time he ordered her out of the vehicle to the time he went to physically remove her from it right?

          • John Baker

            Pretty much your statements paint you out as a nutjob.

          • quasar704

            ok cool, now beat it… I’m not entertaining buffoonery

    • jon

      So – if you don’t follow instructions precisely how a police officer expects you to that gives them to the right to do WHATEVER they want?

    • Shanice S.

      You’re a racist ass! She complied with the officer. He did not handle the situation correctly as noted by the police chief. He also lied in the video about what occurred and how many times he claimed to ask her to close the door, which was only once, along with sugarcoating the events that occurred right after. “Blacks are violent but don’t tell them that.” Such an ignorant statement. Whites aren’t violent? They don’t commit crimes? A white kid just shot his father and shot up his school today, but shhh…don’t tell white people. Nobody wants special privileges, you dumbass. Everybody wants to be treated as equal. Clearly you lack the capacity to understand that. Read a book.

  • Handsome Jack

    What the do people expect the police to do? She resisted arrest from the 1st second of the interaction. I don’t feel sorry for her, because she could have avoided this if she had just got back in the car or at least didn’t flail around kicking and screaming the entire time. The only thing that this incident has to do with race is the fact that black people are exponentially more likely to ignore police orders.

    Breaion is a victim only because she made her self a victim. The media will say poor poor Breaion, attacked for being black. If she had been white and had resisted arrest, this would have never been on the news and charges would not have been dropped. This is black privilege.

    • quasar704

      SMH…. Hey jackass….. SHE WASN’T UNDER ARREST FROM THE 1ST SECOND OF INTERACTION SO HOW COULD SHE RESIST IT? The other cop made it quite clear that she most likely would’ve never been in that situation to resist arrest if she were white. Denial is real smh

      • John Baker

        She argued that he couldn’t stop her because she was already stopped the second that she got out of the car. Do you want the interaction transcribed and notarized to get it through your head? She copped an attitude immediately and set the tone for the interaction. I have a relative who is an officer and he deals with this daily from ONE sector of the community. Guess which one it is?

        • Listen

          Maybe your relative has the attitude if it keeps happening to him.

        • quasar704

          You’re preaching to the choir Einstein……
          “quasar704 Handsome Jack • 3 days ago
          What type of logic is that? I don’t know what video you watched but I don’t see where she was non compliant? She may not have moved as fast as he wanted her too, but she did in fact get back in the car. She also gave him her license and she asked him if he could please hurry up. Asking him if he could please hurry is not illegal so for what reason was she being “arrested”? Now honestly speaking she was being an ass with all that “technical” bullshit, but the way that cop responded wasn’t right period. He should be facing criminal charges”

          I’m well aware of her NONSENSE…. however that nonsense isn’t “ILLEGAL” and it doesn’t warrant that type of response. I also stated that if she had actually “refused” to comply that he should by all means become physical, but we all know that wasn’t the case. She wasn’t being aggressive or behaving in any manner that could be perceived as threatening.

          As for your cousin, he may need to check the way he approaches people in this “sector of the community” you’re speaking of smh. Why do people like you act as if you don’t see the bias in “certain” police officers? lol it’s comical, you people wanna pretend that this hostility that police face from certain people just came out of the blue. In all my years I have only recently heard a police officer admit publicly that the police dept as a whole is responsible for this distrust that certain people have for them. You ever notice that it isn’t just that “sector of the community” that does not trust the police? Start paying closer attention

  • MAH48

    she deserved everything she got. The arresting officer tried all reasonable means to make her comply with legitimate orders.

  • ALL LIVES MATTER ✓ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ

    This is exactly what will happen to “anyone” every time they act like an a-hole. Just do what is asked of you and you will be on your way shortly. How difficult is that to understand? SMH!!!

  • jon

    Seemed a lot like the one with the violent and aggressive tendencies was the officer in this video. UNACCEPTABLE. It’s also a shame that Blue Lives Matter is defending his actions. How do you not realize when you defend officers in incidents like this you DISHONOR good police work and the officers that carry it out. SO MUCH IGNORANCE HERE.

  • TByte

    Agreed, it was Spradlin that needed to be disciplined or counseled. Richter acted appropriately.

  • Max Q

    See. This is the problem. There are good officers out there that do good jobs. But there are officers that are shitty at their jobs, and this is a clear example of one of them. You can make up all the excuses in the world as to why this lady deserved what she got because she didn’t move fast enough, but the truth is there are white people who are non compliant with officers every single day. Show me one, just one video of a white woman being treated similarly with the same amount of defiance you see here. And don’t tell me it’s because all white women listen to every word they’re told by the police. We know that’s not true. And maybe just once, open your mind and ask yourself, why that is. Could it be that there is a much more physical and aggressive approach when officers deal with African Americans?

    Also, the issue isn’t that cops are bad in general. They’re not. But we all (should) know that there are some bad cops out there. My question is, if that is true, why don’t cops speak out against cops who abuse their power, or racially profile? That is the key. If you can never admit, “yeah that was pretty fucked up. This person didn’t deserve this. He should be prosecuted because that is no way for an officer to behave..,” then how do you ever expect the public to respect you? I don’t see the case of the black social worker laying on the ground with his hands in the air trying to protect his autistic patient STILL getting shot.. where’s that case? Did he not behave enough to appease the bigots on here? Or maybe he didn’t raise his arms high enough..

    You want to save cops? Allow them to receive their just due? Stop that blue wall bullshit of defending the shitty ones who prey on the ones they swore to protect, and you’ll see a huge difference.

    • David Clark

      You need to watch the video again.

      The officer acted completely properly and the woman repeatedly refused his orders. Then she reached across the passenger side for something (a gun?) Should the officer have allowed her to do this, maybe pray that it is not a gun?

      How long would it take you to get in a car and close the door? 2 seconds? She resisted, kept her legs out of the car, was constantly aggressive and argumentative.

      Watch the video again.

      • quasar704

        You’re lying, there is nothing in that video that indicates the woman “reached across the passenger side for something”. She was not “aggressive”, she wasn’t moving as fast as the officer would have liked but she wasn’t “aggressive”. That statement lets me know that you’re either slow, a troll, or a liar.

    • John Baker

      When a white person acts stupid, it doesn’t make the news.

  • Lance Freedlund

    How long should he be required to stand there arguing with her. 15, 20, 25 minutes? That is my only question.

    • quasar704

      No, not at all. However “1 SECOND”?! The officer could’ve been more patient than that.

  • O Garcia

    Let me shut everyone up! It’s called Cop Baiting! Acting like an ass and not following instructions and hoping that the officer does something wrong or is crucified by media and social media groupies as doing something wrong; for the sole purpose of filing a lawsuit.

  • Phillip Textor

    The article does not reflect what happened. She did not attempt to walk away, she was entering the fast food store. The subject DID obey commands and DID go back to the car. By going back to the car and sitting down she WAS being cooperative. Saying “you can’t stop me if I was already stopped” is not attempting to allude. There was no attempt to elude. That is a false statement in the article. Many people question the legitimacy of the stop. He had no justification for ordering her to put legs into car. That was throwing weight around. His so called “concern” was just irritation she was questioning the stop. The driver did comply and while being mouthy, was not doing anything to indicate a weapon, or attempt to flee, this the officer had no justification for a frisk. this was just his imposing his authority on the driver for questioning the stop. His fear of “weapon” was based on his prejudice and attitudes towards blacks and had no basis in the subjects behavior. If she had wanted to run, putting her legs back into the car would have allowed her to start the car and flee that much quickly.

    This article is just an attempt to justify a cop haveingan attitude. The charges were dropped against the driver. The officer escalated a situation just because she wasn’t totally compliant and did not immediately respect his ah-thor-I-tay. It’s obvious his attempt at security or control justifications when there was no attempt to walk away, and the the subject did comply with orders, was to cover up his poor handling of the stop.

  • Ex Machina

    Oh God this site is such a fucking joke. You idiots who write this shit are now challenging the Austin police chief because you don’t like the outcome for this frightened, pussy cop? This was all bruised ego for this cop. How dare someone challenge the little-dicked twat. It’s only too bad King didn’t have some male family members pay this pussy cop a visit. And of course it’s ALWAYS weapons. I am surprised this shit cop didn’t go for that standard excuse: “I feared for my life.” What a complete failure as a cop. What a complete asshole. I feel sorry for the residents of Austin with this tool running around with badge and gun.

  • Disgusted

    Non compliance is abnormal. The conditioning of the American people is such that anyone not acting docile is considered a threat and deserves what they get to the cheers of the authority worshipers.
    There is too many victimless crime “laws” that are accepted as the norm and no, cops enforcing them in error is no excuse.
    Law and order is a two way street. We have laws ( Though juries have neglected their duty in not nullifying them) and elected and appointed officials have laws they abide by. First is the oath of office where they swear to uphold the law over them as in the Constitution and the bill of rights.
    Constantly pulling people over people and interfering in the right to travel over NON-emergency enforcement is a crime in its self and is tolerated for fishing expeditions and revenue.
    American men allowing their women to be assaulted is a hallmark of the effeminate beta male they have been transformed into.
    Boobus Americanus has just about given away the store through ignorance and conditioning through the media and as well with intimidation.
    The consent of the governed when questioned aside over this will agree we would rather not have it? But those that have assumed ruler ship know better . It’s mind over matter . We don’t mind and you don’t matter.
    Wake up while you can Boobus.