You knew it was only a matter of time before stories like this began to surface. A white male police detective pulls over a black male suspect. The police officer tells the suspect to remain in his car, and calls for backup.
The suspect ignores the order, exits his car, plays the race-card against the cop, then fights him for his gun. Suspect takes custody of LEO firearm and beats him unconscious with it, while the surrounding crowd chant joyfully, take pictures, and laugh at the sight of a cop being beaten bloody.
ALABAMA – Alabama police are outraged after photos of a detective beaten bloody by a suspect who stole his gun during a traffic stop were shared by witnesses and praised on social media.
The plainclothes detective, who has not been identified, was taken to the hospital for treatment after the assault but has since been released and is recovering at home.
Cunningham was taken into custody after the assault and is being held at Jefferson County Jail while police have released a second suspect who was apprehended without filing charges.
During the traffic stop, the detective pulled over Cunningham’s SUV and told him to stay in the car while he waited for backup to arrive.
The suspect disobeyed that order, questioned why he had been stopped and then struck the officer in the head with his own weapon, AL.com reported.
The beating reportedly continued until the officer was no longer moving, with Cunningham then fleeing the scene.
While the detective was brought to the hospital, US Marshals and other officers tracked down the suspect and took him into custody.
After the arrest, photos of the bloodied detective began popping up on social media, with some commenters applauding what happened. (read more)