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    Chavez was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting an officer without violence.
    So it certainly doesn't seem like there was a need to sit on her.
    •  We just don't know. (2+ / 0-)
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      VClib, rb608

      Resisting an officer is resisting an officer (if it is true that she did that).  If police are trying to move you, or arrest you, and you resist, that may justify them doing what is necessary to get you to submit.  If a person resists, the police don't have to say, "pretty please?" If a person resists (depending on the situation), the police can use that force necessary to physically make the person submit.  

       If a police officer stops you while you are driving, and you get out of your car, and they end up telling you that you are under arrest, and you basically say "no" and try to get away (like if he's holding you and you try to pull away from his grasp), that's resisting without violence.  In that case, that police officer is going to throw you  down over the hood of your car (not in a nice way), get on your back, and hand cuff you from behind.  That's pretty much what it looks like this police officer did here.  What we don't know is whether she did or did not do anything to justify that response.

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