They did nothing to de-escalate the situation, just provocation by demand to submission.The U.S. 'legal' system is a joke.
My only complaint is that they didn't use a taser first.
Two comments. 9mm is an underpowered round, (though I wouldn't want to be hit with one) & if I was being threatened like that he would have died a lot sooner.
The cop had a 9MM?
That's what our cops carry.
The Sheriffs here carry .45's.
most cops are dirty crooked cowardly bullies ! after being around them for 50 years - i've concluded they are liars and scum -that's why many people call them PIGS!