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Oakland PD Fight. 2 Mins W/O BU. Peanut Gallery

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by nikerret, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. nikerret

    nikerret Mr. Awesome

    Mar 29, 2005
    This LEO was video'd fighting a man for over two minutes before the first backup unit arrived. Of course, the local citizenry contributed their fair share.

    [ame=""]Oakland CA PD Resisting Arrest with Hostile Crowd - YouTube[/ame]

    Here's an article from PoliceOne, but you'll have to log in to read it:

  2. txleapd

    txleapd Hook 'Em Up

    Aug 27, 2004
    The officer did a great job staying with it. There were a number of times he was in a good position to have ended the struggle, if he had some basic ground fighting training. The officer was noticeably larger than the suspect, and couldn't seem to use that to his advantage on the ground.

    The longer a fight goes on, the more the number of hazards multiplies. End it as quickly as possibly with speed, surprise, and violence of action. The officer obviously tried, but didn't seem to have the proper skills.

    I think a little training on his part would go a long way.

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  3. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

    Mar 13, 2001
    Not a chance
    Air Strike?

    Fuel air bomb?
  4. DaBigBR

    DaBigBR No Infidels!

    Oct 28, 2005
    Circling the wagons.
    What a terrifyingly long couple minutes. It seemed a lot longer just watching it. At any point, any one of those idiots could have made things much worse. I'm sure there are plenty of reasons they didn't, but if that happened to me and cavalry rolled in like that, every person that had to physically be moved back would get locked up.
  5. greatwun

    greatwun Senior Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Glad that woman went away in cuffs!
  6. Pjd832


    Jan 12, 2012
    South Jersey
    "2words.....drone strike"...:rofl:
  7. dano1427


    Jan 3, 2001
    I bet a silent majority wants the pre-Riders OPD attitude to come back.
  8. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

    Apr 4, 2006

    Instigating is still a contributing factor. She has quite a mouth on her.

    How can you "talk or reason" with a person that is landing blows on you.

    Shows an extreme amount of reluctance on the part of the officer to escalate his force. Also interesting how the longer the fight went, the closer the crowd got to the officer. Much longer and he would be fighting against the crowd also.

    Good job to stick with it and win. Sure is "forever" before backup.
  9. CAcop


    Jul 21, 2002
    I bet not. There isn't in much in the way of voters who don't hate the cops in Oakland. They are getting the police department they want.
  10. RIDE


    Dec 18, 2006
    +1 for the good guys.
    -1 for the trash.
  11. steveksux

    steveksux Massive Member

    Jul 12, 2007
    That was a long 2 minutes from the outside looking in, must have seemed like an eternity for him. Either he was tired or pacing himself, or maybe he was trying to keep the crowd out of it by taking it easy? Afraid to really wail on the guy with nobody backing him up, so he was just trying to tie up the guys arms until help arrived?


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  12. steve1988


    Feb 5, 2009
    Ft. Meade, MD
    If he knew backup was coming, then maybe he was just trying to keep the status quo until they could get there? It is pretty tough to tell without any context.
  13. nikerret

    nikerret Mr. Awesome

    Mar 29, 2005
    I thought I saw her hit an Officer with her handbag.
  14. pag23


    Jul 28, 2008
    Eastern PA
    So did I. I usually don't post here since really don't Have much to contribute but the officer is lucky no one went for his sidearm. Could the officer have used additional methods to restraint the suspect?
  15. Delmonte67

    Delmonte67 Glock 40 cal.

    Nov 28, 2011
    Northeast Ohio

    Honestly I think the officer was playing it cool, I think he knew to keep him subdued enough for back up to arrive, any harsher use of force and he might have stirred up a behive of attacks from those hardworking upstanding citizens :rolleyes:

    Very violent forearm full thrusts to the trachea or nose cartilage would have worked nicely. :)

    My lord, we have created our own Frankenstein.
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2014
  16. txleapd

    txleapd Hook 'Em Up

    Aug 27, 2004
    An arm bar or joint locks could have also been effective. I've fought with plenty of guys who didn't want to go to jail, and I didn't throw strikes nearly as much as I used soft empty hand control. As much as some of those guys deserve an nice ** whipping, our goal is to subdue and stop their resistance.

    I fought a guy who outweighed me by about 100 lbs for 4 1/2 minutes once. I threw everything and the kitchen sink at him, and an arm bar is what finally ended it.

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  17. Dukeboy01

    Dukeboy01 Pretty Ladies!

    Apr 30, 2000
    Lexington, KY
    Hey, wasn't there a thread in here recently in which the OP implied Oakland officers were chicken**** for not rousting the citizenry old school style for flagrant traffic violations and such?

    Exhibit A as to why they don't do that.

  18. It's getting any better out there folks. In fact, I will set forward that it is getting worse rapidly.
  19. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

    I think the officer was doing his best to hold the guy still while he kept his head up and looking around so he can see the crowd because he wanted to keep his situational awareness. Once the backup came, he went back to business and handled it.

    Glad they got it done and took away who needed to be taken away.
  20. volsbear

    volsbear IWannaBeSedated Lifetime Member

    Nov 8, 2007
    When I was like 25 and working part time in a college town we had to fight a former offensive linemen who had been tossed out of school for PCP and cocaine. At one point, one of the three of us sprayed and him literally wiped the gunk out of his eyes, licked his fingers, and threw up his fists. Like you said - everything but the kitchen sink. It took a 50+ year old sergeant who was getting close to retirement to end it with the creative application of a baton :whistling:
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2014