Good Policing? Or Power Trip? – Parkersburg, WV cop arrests man for asking a question during traffic stop

April 28, 2011 at 11:34 pm

(Source: Youtube via Reddit)

The video’s owner had this comment: “My brother was pulled over by Officer Board. When he came back to the car I asked him “can I ask you a question” he says “sure”. Officer Board arrested me asking a question that he said I could.”

Whatever be the case it is, the cop seems to be overreacting and escalated a situation that did not need all that level of “enforcement.”   I’d not be surprised if his momentary lack of good judgment costs his job and ends up costing the local government/policy agency a ton of money if this victim goes to court.