Why didn't he call for back-up?
There is a freakin' radio on his shirt!!!
No he didn't handle the situation well, what he did was try to handle too many perps at one time!
He had a host of other choices, he chose poorly.
He hit a girl, if it was your child regardless of the piss-poor behavior you would be through the freakin' roof ....... a grown man alledgedly trained to cope with hostile situations hitting a teenager. My goodness what if this had been a 'real crime' how many dead bodies would there be?
The dude lost it, he needs to be disciplined and removed from dealing with minors.......better yet flat out fired.
If he gets away with this mistake 'scot-free' it will be trouble down the line....
What if he had been a teacher, coach or principal? Would you feel the same way