Cog wrote:When you go limp and the cops have to drag you, then it is you that is responsible if your nose hits immovable objects like seat stanchions and bulkheads. No evidence shows the cops beat him with their fists or clubs. I follow a lot of police contacts with bad guys. Almost every bad guy can be taken into custody without violence if they cooperate with the officers. But play stupid games and you will win stupid prizes every time. Have a problem with being arrested falsely, sort it out in a court where such things belong.
Passive resistance to arrest is still resistance to arrest. Ask, tell, make is the way this goes down every time.
How not to get your ass kicked by the cops:
Technically that is correct.
However, there is legal precedent for suing based on the use of "excessive force".
Everything about this felon/doc seems rotten. His squealing on the video sounds totally fake, like he planned to sue from the very beginning.
Nonetheless, if he was seriously injured while being removed from an airplane seat, IMHO he has grounds to sue because of the use of excessive force by the Chicago police.
I hope the jury awards him $1.......but I doubt they'll be that sensible.