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:

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gfc1963
gfc1963

So you're saying we can't be best buddies?? Damn! Won't be able to sleep tonight!

C911
C911

Pieces of shit, stand there watching, but who do they call when they need help. Karma is a bi&$!

SKeene
SKeene

It's what this world has come to! I probably, wouldn't have just jumped in with out asking if he needed help because I might have gotten in the way instead have been helpful! It shows class of people or rather lack of these days cause people are allowing the devil to create race and other division in today's world!! I'm glad things worked out in this case cause this is a prime example of what are officer's are facing every day! Not only putting there lives on the line but, scrutiny eye as well! But, until anyone has had to face the life threatening challenge they will never understand how they would react in a fraction of a second! People forget the we're all human!!

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

Good job officer. Now go home and sanitize your hands.

Mitzer
Mitzer

I some what agree not to get in the middle, but don't just stand there either. They were not helping the cop they were trying to cause trouble by tapping it too use against the cop like all there guys do to stir up conflict for the police.

Crazyppl1
Crazyppl1

I’m sure they were recording so someone could scream brutality.

dcso69
dcso69

flashlight to the head would have fixed that problem. i miss policing in the 90's,

Sandi2
Sandi2

I hope when these “men” who were filming need the police help they are not helped. I hope the police has “something more important” to do and leave instead of helping Karma will bite your ass you stupid pussies

MrDMan
MrDMan

Obviously the driver had a reason to run and I hope it comes out at the trial.He had time to get rid of that evidence however and that's why he turned himself in later.

Eddied1954
Eddied1954

Patti Flynn Allen, this is your neck of the woods...

LetMeAssist
LetMeAssist

Perhaps, I'm wrong. I always have the perception that the police don't want a "citizen" to assist. In this incident, had I been there, I would probably taken the flash light or some hard object to knock out the guy fighting with the officer. I also would have stayed with him or her to assist should others attack the officer until back up arrived on the scene.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@LetMeAssist One day when I was off duty I saw an officer struggling to make an arrest. I got out my car, identified myself to the officer and asked if he needed assistance. I didn't want him to think I was with the guy he was trying to arrest. Anyway, the officer said yes and I helped him secure the guy in cuffs. Just let them know before jumping in.

jfpriv
jfpriv

This is a major problem with the only solution is to jump in and assist the LEO. Since the invention of the camera-phone I never in my 60 years of life seen so many azzes that would rather film a clip than to help the law. COWARDS, all of them.