Sometimes things happen to make you want to scratch your head. Well the Alabama police department is doing just that but this time it’s not a suspect that’s the target. One of their own was knocked out cold during a traffic stop gone all wrong. The photo of the officer laid out on the ground was posted to social media, now we know that photo spreaders faster than the common cold!!
EarHustle411 does not advocate violence in any form so we will just say it doesn’t feel good being on that other side…does it!!
Alabama police are incensed that an officer was beaten unconscious during a traffic stop turned violent—and that several people gathered to take photos only to mock the officer on social media.
According to AL.com, around 11 a.m. Friday, a plainclothes detective, whose identity has not been released, stopped 34-year-old Janard Cunningham, who was driving a maroon 2012 GMC Yukon. He reportedly told Cunningham to stay inside the SUV while he ran his information. Cunningham reportedly exited the vehicle and a scuffle ensued. According to police, Cunningham took the detective’s gun and pistol-whipped the officer until he lay lifeless and bloody on the ground.
Cunningham was arrested a block away from where the incident took place and charged with attempted murder.
According to AL.com, photos of the officer unconscious, beaten and bloody began popping up on Twitter and Facebook, with captions supporting whoever beat the detective.
One photo showed the officer lying facedown on the concrete with a caption that read, “#FckDaPolice.”
“He was laying there lifeless and people were standing around taking pictures,” Birmingham Police Sgt. Heath Boackle, president of the Fraternal Order of Police, told AL.com. “If the tables were turned and that was a suspect lying there, they would be rioting.”
Source: The Root