October 9th, 2014
10:22 PM ET

Traffic stop outrage: Officer previously accused of excessive force

Video of a traffic stop that ends with officers smashing a window and tasering a passenger has sparked outrage across the country. Susan Candiotti spoke to Yolanda Gray, a woman who says she knows exactly what it felt like, because her family felt similar terror eight years ago. Gray even claims one of the officers in that video had tackled her.

Police have just issues a warrant for the passenger in that video for a marijuana charge from years ago. Anderson discussed this move with legal analysts Sunny Hostin and Mark O'Mara.

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  1. jgayler70

    edit to my comment the officer shot was the nephew of the asst police chief that had just retired when he was shot not who is in office now

    October 10, 2014 at 12:22 pm |
  2. marvindavidwebster

    After this many excessive force charges, if this officer is not stripped of his badge then it is time we just admit it . . . America is now a police state and we are under martial law.

    October 10, 2014 at 8:52 am |
  3. davidpun

    I find it difficult to believe that American citizens today as so wimpish that they can't call this out for what it is. When you dress a thug in a uniform, all you end up with is a thug in a uniform. I don't give a damn what this police force thinks their job is. THEY NEED TO BE TOLD WHAT THEIR JOB IS. And if someone thinks that they can put on a police uniform and violate the Constitutional rights of another citizen to this degree they need to be held accountable. Only an idiot can accept that these cops were acting within their rights....because...THERE IS NO CITIZEN IN THIS COUNTRY WHO HAS THE AUTHORITY TO TELL THEM THEY CAN BEHAVE LIKE THIS AND NOT END UP BEHIND BARS. THEY ARE THUGS. I want to to see these thugs behind bars.

    October 10, 2014 at 2:43 am |
  4. jgayler70

    The first problem I have with this other than excessive force is the premise that you have to comply that you have to trust them because they are police officers I have always understood that you may indeed refuse to get out and request that you follow them to either the nearest public place or the nearest precinct and certainly if you are not comfortable or in fear yourself you can do this I have had multiple incidences where police have stopped me made completely false claims and or bait me if they are honest and not up to improper action that should be reasonable as well if they are not then you are opening yourself up to all kinds of false charges they can try to use if you are Ina situation alone no witnesses you have a right to protect yourself I do not have to trust them because of who they are btw I say this regardless of where you are what race or gender you are always have witnesses when possible if you do comply as in they want your license etc tell them where it is first and then make a decision to either get it after or have them get it rather than give them an out to use that as a reason to claim they thought you had a weapon etc I say this even though I used to work EMS and worked with great detectives but as civilian I have met more untrustworthy improper and deceptive behavior than the other way around there are a few I met who did help me one in particular actually came to court to speak to me after another officer tried to blame an accident on me because I had the older vehicle when I had been pushed by another vehicle who left the scene and had their info the officer who helped me was later shot and killed by another police officer while undercover even though he go had his badge on and his hands up identifying himself he was the nephew of the asst police chief that has just retired

    October 10, 2014 at 12:00 am |

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