Editor, The News:
Re: Ridge RCMP reviewing conduct of officer in arrest (The News, Jan. 27).
I would like to comment on the uproar that was caused by this video recorded by a citizen.
First and foremost, would your kind ‘witness’ like to risk your life doing this officer’s job?
Seems to me, he was first trying to keep this person from possibly driving drunk.
Maybe this person might have crashed into your loved one or ran over a child.
Secondly, you have no idea how abusive or drunk this person was, or if at all.
I didn’t hear a lot of audio.
Looked kind of like a rag doll, he couldn’t even stand.
Did that contribute to the way he went down?
“The man was not charged”, as reported by the news, but he did receive an immediate roadside prohibition and the vehicle was seized.
I’m not condoning aggressive behaviour, but I believe these officers have a job to do.