Caught on Tape: Seattle Cop Kicks Handcuffed Man

| by Cato Institute

By Tim Lynch

A Seattle police officer was caught on tape kicking a man who was lying face down on a sidewalk with his hands already handcuffed behind his back. Whether the off-duty cop was drunk and badgering some women, as some witnesses claim, would make the incident even worse--because the handcuffed "suspect" may well have believed he was coming to the woman's defense from some creepy guy. In any event, kicking handcuffed persons who are not doing anything is unprofessional and illegal.


Cato held a forum on filming the police and that event can be viewed here.