VIDEO: Man Suddenly Pulls Gun On Overland Park Cop, Who Then Calmly Disarms Him Like Petulant Child

Overland Park, Kansas - Dramatic dash camera video shows the moments that a man pulled a gun on a police officer, and bizarrely, the officer just calmly disarmed him and placed him under arrest (video below.)

Via Overland Park PD:

Earlier [Tuesday] morning, around 12:45 AM, a midnight shift serge

Overland Park, Kansas - Dramatic dash camera video shows the moments that a man pulled a gun on a police officer, and bizarrely, the officer just calmly disarmed him and placed him under arrest (video below.)

Via Overland Park PD:

Earlier [Tuesday] morning, around 12:45 AM, a midnight shift sergeant stopped a vehicle in the 10400 block of Marty for driving without headlights, traveling the wrong way on 103rd Street and suspicion of driving under the influence.

The vehicle stopped in a parking lot in the 10400 block of Marty Street. As the sergeant exited his vehicle the driver sped off screeching the vehicle's tires. The sergeant got back into his vehicle, turned around to head out to Marty Street and called in the vehicle had fled from him.

The sergeant then realized the vehicle has crashed across Marty Street, notified dispatch and observed the driver was walking in the street and stopped at the curb, across from where he crashed, appearing to be getting sick. The sergeant approached him and when he was within a couple of feet of him, he noticed he was holding his left arm behind his back, so he calmly asked him to show his hands.

The sergeant approached him and when he was within a couple of feet of him, he noticed he was holding his left arm behind his back, so he calmly asked him to show his hands.

When the subject showed his hands, he was holding a pistol in his left hand. The sergeant immediately grabbed the subject's arm to control the gun. A struggle ensued over the gun and the subject refused to let go of it.

The subject told the sergeant to "stop" and the sergeant said, “You stop” and the subject said, "I'm not stopping" and continued the struggle over the gun. Eventually, the sergeant was able to obtain control of the gun from the subject. The sergeant then told the subject to put his hands behind his back twice, but the subject refused and started to pull and move away from the sergeant struggling again to escape.

The sergeant was able to control the subject and took him to the ground and held him until backup arrived to assist. Deputy Chief Happer said, “He took control of the dangerous situation, did his job professionally and never let his emotions get the best of him. He arrested a dangerous armed individual without anyone getting seriously injured”.

The sergeant then told the subject to put his hands behind his back twice, but the subject refused and started to pull and move away from the sergeant struggling again to escape. The sergeant was able to control the subject and took him to the ground and held him until backup arrived to assist. Deputy Chief Happer said, “He took control of the dangerous situation, did his job professionally and never let his emotions get the best of him. He arrested a dangerous armed individual without anyone getting seriously injured”.

Deputy Chief Happer said, “He took control of the dangerous situation, did his job professionally and never let his emotions get the best of him. He arrested a dangerous armed individual without anyone getting seriously injured”.

The subject, Bradley Poland white male 34 years of age has been charged through the Johnson County District Attorney's Office with Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer. The video of the incident is attached.

Many have been critical of the sergeant's tactics, saying luck kept him alive. However, sometimes when you're involved in the moment, you can read the situation better than a dash camera video can show. That may result in an unusual response which is still effective in the situation, or if you are wrong, it can get you killed.

This time, maybe it was luck, or maybe the sergeant just knew more than we did. I try not to criticize success, although I wouldn't recommend that anybody try to duplicate this response.

Good job sergeant.

You can see the video of the incident below:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=--6P4qhzJYM?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0

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