VIDEO: Cop Fights With Suspect As Men Hang Back And Record Instead Of Helping

Bystanders chose to record an officer in a fight instead of helping him.

Alexandria, VA - Surveillance video captured an officer's fight with a suspect as bystanders chose to record rather than help (video below).

The incident happened at around 3 p.m. Friday in the 8200 block of Russel Road, according to Fairfax County PD.

The unidentified officer contacted a man who smelled of marijuana, which gave him reasonable suspicion to detain the man. The officer subsequently asked him to stop.

The man, later identified as 23-year-old Dadrian Jegede, walked away from the officer instead of stopping. As the officer tried to stop him, the suspect pushed the officer and tried to escape.

A struggle ensued, which moved in front of the security camera where the officer could be seen fighting with the suspect for over a minute before backup arrived.

While the officer was fighting the suspect, numerous men came by who all chose to watch or record the struggle instead of helping the officer.

With the help of the second officer, Jegede was taken into custody. He is being charged with assault on a law enforcement officer and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute (dealing drugs).

Jegede was also served with an outstanding arrest warrant out of Prince William County.

Along with the release of the video, Chief Roessler issued a statement saying, "Law enforcement is a rewarding profession but it can be very dangerous at times.  Officers often put themselves in harm’s way to protect our community.  When we encounter someone who resists a lawful arrest and attacks us, we are concerned for the sanctity of all human life.  As a matter of transparency we provide this video to demonstrate the dangers of our profession.  My officers were professional at all times to overcome a violent criminal and I stand behind their actions.”

You can see the video of the struggle below:

Comments (63)
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Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Video proof that cops should do some kind of MA training to keep themselves safe and be more efficient. He struggled way too long with that guy.

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

All those people standing around recording (mostly males - I hesitate to use the word "men" here) and the only person who helps is another officer, who happens to be female! (A very capable female, in my humble opinion.) Those guys seem to all melt away as they realize that the officers once again have control of the situation.

Budman
Budman

Help the cops scared little squids instead of filming morons!

LEO0301
LEO0301

When I watched as the officer struggled to arrest the felon...and observed the boys video recording the arrest instead of helping the officer....I see a common denominator. Hmm, what could that be????

RunCop
RunCop

Of course these lowest common denominator’s will not help an officer subdue an animal thug like themselves !

Skds2015
Skds2015

Same common denominator I see....hope they need help one day and the cops dont get there in time to help them!!!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

LOL. All of you are bitches, and none of you have ever been cops.

M4D
M4D

I am kinda amazed at the women exiting the store & never even noticed the scuffle going on. Wow, people.

theresa3742
theresa3742

Dadrian? Hahahaha explains it. Another Dindu criminal.

RunCop
RunCop

Lowest common denominator.....none of you have ever been cops.......talking about your worthless self and your stolen valor?

bigtrucker
bigtrucker

Everybody standing around are one of "THEM" what more do you expect?? I wish I'd came along, I'd jumped right in the middle of it and helped the LEO take this thug down!!!!

CopSupporter
CopSupporter

Hi_estComn, I notice your username starts with Hi. Are you a customer of Dadrian Jegede? How is living in your Mom’s basement? Is Harry Potter on?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

No, I live in a recreational and medical marijuana legal state. My seller is a licensed budtender. And my parents don't have a basement. Also, Harry Potter is available through many different digital avenues, it's not something i have to wait for to watch.

How is never being a part of anything bigger than yourself in your life? Is your name 'CopSupporter' your own self-assuagement for a life of riding others' coattails for your personal freedoms?

Snowdog
Snowdog

Should have went to Taser

sturnman22
sturnman22

no one says the cop has to fight like this - needs to use the tools provided him to stop the suspect. Start with taser and work as needed! Community apathy is appalling.

Righton17
Righton17

Worthless asses that just stand there and watch really get my goat.

RussellSR
RussellSR

From I saw on the video: 1st I would be concerned what would happen if a second officer came up an misinterpreted my involvement. 2nd Even though the suspect kept fighting I never saw the officer in any danger and was in control of the fight even when the suspect kept resisting. 3rd If it looked more like the officer was in danger I would have asked if he needed help. Otherwise I also would have just stood by just in case.

1962chevy
1962chevy

Shut up. Hi-est comm whatever.

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

RussellSR... when was the last time you were in a fight with a criminal? I fear you have nothing to judge your comments on. And for the record here, I wish we could go back to the days when we could lump-up a suspect with a good 14oz, Don Hume Blackjack! I still have mine!

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

It always ended the fight or the suspect was bleeding so badly that they couldn’t see to fight anymore.

Janabear
Janabear

Why blur all those cowards faces....let the world see who they are....

Jones24
Jones24

So disappointed those people just stood around.

cspcapt
cspcapt

this makes me sick when no one comes to the aid of an officer, this is why all officers should bond together, retired or not! I guaranty that there would have been a different out take if a retired or off duty officer was there.

Cholly1961
Cholly1961

What a bunch of p____'s,I agree show the cowards faces

Helen Hendrickson
Helen Hendrickson

Just looking at the perp and the b.st.rds watching says it all! Birds of a feather stick together! If perp had been hurt it would have been shown to the world as police abuse of innocent black man.

Max Scruggs
Max Scruggs

In todays world those guys jumping in could have cost them their lives. When the back up arrived they would not have known who was helping and who was fighting. The additional men may have been seen as assailants. Additionally, the officer is winning the fight.

BarbMomof5
BarbMomof5

Wish I had been there, I would have done the same thing that I did when some violent felon was trying to fight an officer...I was on the phone with Dispatch and gave them my name, description and car license plate. Then I stepped out of my car and pointed my 9mm at the thug and yelled at him. He looked at me, stopped fighting the officer and put his hands behind his back so he could get handcuffed.

FSchloss
FSchloss

this is the new "American". Not worth a tinker's damn and looking for his/her 15 minutes of fame. These jerks will video the rape of a three-year old, rather than try to protect it.

dsmarine
dsmarine

At 75 years old I would still have helped the officer with non lethal means but still effective. Still have a bit of Marine left in me! I would only be more aggressive if perp trying to get Officers firearm. That would be his last mistake!

Yell2017
Yell2017

They should be ashamed of themselves. They need to be arrested as well. Failure to render aid.

Doc___
Doc___

A friend tried teaching a city's police force. They said he was too hard on them. Rather use their batons.

Mic911
Mic911

Absolutely pathetic!!! I would have jumped in a heart beat to help the officer, I have done it in the past, and will do it again if needed. Today's society have no meaning of the word respect, alll they want to do is play on their f'n phones and record everything!!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Incorrect. Those are young black men standing around. The correct response for their safety would be to not interfere in a cop-involved struggle.

Hell, based on the comments on this site ALONE, why would a cop who thinks like you people expect a young black man to help?

anthmac
anthmac

If the officer used a claw - the whole incident would be over in about 15 seconds

poozel
poozel

I can't even watch it all. these "people" disgust me. There should be a law against those that stand there and video any assault instead of helping in some way. Even it was just to call 911 for assistance.

Szrudy3
Szrudy3

I didn't see a black man and a white cop. I see a cop trying to stop, someone who commits a crime. Those that choose to film are not filming to show the policeman doing his job but to show how police are evil. This video, shows that those watching are weak and don''t care about their area. In some areas there is a presence of more policeman because there is a higher crime rate, not because of skin color. Being law abiding citizen don't need as many police. But it takes courage and brains to do what is right So my question, is why should this matter or situation keep going on. Are we honest being or someone, who wants to be weak?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@gfc1963 empty threat, cracker-ass cracker. You have a KISS member as your avatar. I guarantee we don't run in the same circles.

LEO0301
LEO0301

I wonder what happened to Hi_estComnDenomnn? I bet that sailor want-to-be a-hole with a similar name complained to management because he was being outsmarted. Yep, he apparently has no problem dishing it out but can't take it when someone does it to him.

swabby
swabby

Can't use the word Eunachs, that would imply they once were men.

Pat1978
Pat1978

BJJ/MMA really work but it takes time to learn. I saw a dude in my academy class run through 10 or so of my classmates in under two minutes each (and a lot of them were bigger and stronger than he was) using Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I did it for a few years but it became near impossible to train when we had our third kid.

Also, it's hard to fight well in duty gear, even if you train for it. That being said, I never felt I was in too much danger while fighting one person (never fought anyone on PCP though). The only people that worried me were people with more training, determination and no aversion to violence. I definitely think more departments should adopt it as regular training but there's usually some guy whose been teaching bad DT for years and won't give up the throne or he indoctrinates his successor.

Pat1978
Pat1978

I haven't watched the video yet. I don't know how this officer fared but in general good DT training is a good policy for any department.

61mouse
61mouse

Their not men their pussies

Justice4lawabiding
Justice4lawabiding

Romans 13:4 - For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to [execute] wrath upon him that doeth evil.

MD2NM2k
MD2NM2k

The officer did a great job holding him until he got backup. He forgot one main point...get the "perp" off balance. "Sweep the leg" actually works. Bending the wrist backwards really works. And, believe it or not, pinching the earlobe tightly works! This video will definitely be reviewed. Good things will come out of it. Stay safe out there "Thin Blue Line"

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

Its high time they make it a federal offense to stand there with a camera phone filming an officer struggling to make an arrest and not help them. If you're not going to help get the fuck away so you're not shot once the bullets starts flying. Unnecessary collateral damage snowflakes. There should be a legal requirement for a grown ass man to assist any law enforcement officer that's in trouble trying to serve the public. Too many camera fuckers running around in my millennial generation. How embarrassing.

vogy
vogy

They are NOT men. Just pussies with phones. Boo! Hiss!