Fort Worth Texas police officer pepper sprays bikers passing by during traffic stop
I'm a full supporter of law enforcement. I have many friends that are police officers that go above and beyond their job requirements to ensure the safety of others. This officer, however, I do not support.
I have no idea why he would do this. To blatantly and purposely cause an accident and risk injury and death upon someone is the only explanation I can come up with by watching the video. I don't know if he deserves to lose his job, but a strict punishment and anger management classes should be assessed.
Both Stone and Kinney say they'd like the officer to be investigated and face the same consequences that a civilian would face for such actions.
"I wouldn't want anyone to lose their job. I know people have families to feed. You have to have money, you have to a have career," Stone said. "But you're here to protect and serve ... not to harm. His intention was to harm one person, if not more, with that spray. It was very dangerous."
Kinney said he believes criminal charges would be pressed against a civilian. He said he is skeptical that the police department will fairly investigate one of their own and believes an outside agency like the Texas Rangers should be brought in.
"My belief is that everybody is held accountable equally under the law or at least should be," Kinney said.