Jim H. - Virginia US
Five years seems a bit harsh for a little love tap letting the perp know who's in charge...
This cop is an embarrassment, and deserves to be in jail. he was correctly terminated from APD, and the criminal charges were appropriate. it's one thing to use force when a criminal is resisting arrest; that is appropriate, despite what some idiots want to claim. it's another to beat up a compliant suspect; that warrant assault charges, which were appropriately handed down in this case.