VIDEO: Outrage Over Brutality Video Becomes Awkward Silence When Facts Come Out

The Austin police said the man resisting arrest in the now-viral video had been threatening people with a knife.

Austin, TX – Police critics went nuts over an arrest video that was posted on Facebook and Twitter on the 4th of July, and now the Austin police have spoken up and explained what happened before a bystander started filming (video below).

“Last night I was out with some friends in Austin and witnessed police brutality first hand for the first time. It’s a different feeling when you see it on tv or all over the internet than when you actually witness it happening no less than 10 feet in front of you. @Austin_Police,” Patrick King wrote.

But it turned out that what King had witnessed what nothing like what he described because he hadn’t seen any of what led up to the arrests.

Police told KVUE that the incident began at about 1:30 a.m. when police responded to Rain, a club located at 214 West Sixth Street, for a call of a disturbance involving a shirtless man with a knife who wanted to enter the club.

The club’s manager told police that he had been threatened by 23-year-old Justin Grant, after he’d refused him entry because he was too intoxicated, KVUE reported.

He said Grant grabbed him by the arm tightly, pulled him in close to his face and told the manager to let him into the bar or something bad would happen. The affidavit said Grant reportedly motioned toward a knife worn on his waistband, according to KVUE.

Grant left the club before officers arrived; however, a disturbance broke out at the bar next door while the officers were interviewing Rain’s manager, and it turned out to be the same guy.

Police said that when they initially approached Grant, the shirtless man was having an altercation with a woman named Alexandria Green.

Grant was pointing at Green "directly in her face, appearing to be in some sort of disturbance," the affidavit said.

When police went to take Grant into custody, he resisted.

Police said Green told the officers “he didn’t do anything,” and then tried to intervene by pulling on one officer’s body armor, KVUE reported.

The officer said he had to forcibly push Green off him, and Rain bar staff also helped to restrain her. That’s when the bystander started filming his video.

Police struggled with Grant on the ground, as he refused commands to lay on his stomach and put his hands behind his back, the video showed. One officer punched Grant several times in an attempt to gain compliance so he could be handcuffed.

Police told KVUE that Grant had been reaching for his waistband as they tried to handcuff him. The affidavit said Grant "began to attempt to pull his arms downwards towards his waistband, which seemed to (the officer) that he was making an attempt to grab his knife."

As Grant resisted, the video showed Green continued to try and jump into the fray on his behalf.

Eventually, police were able to subdue and handcuff Grant, the video showed.

When they flipped him over, they saw the knife the bar manager had described, tucked into his waistband. Police said the knife was about six inches long, according to KVUE.

Police also found a baggie of methamphetamine inside Grant’s wallet, KVUE reported.

When police had Grant in handcuffs, the video showed that the officer Green had been badgering during the scuffle turned and placed the woman under arrest, too. She resisted arrest but was eventually subdued.

Green has been charged with interference with public duties, KVUE reported.

Online records showed that Grant has been charged with terroristic threats, possession of a controlled substance, and resisting arrest. He was being held in jail on a $16,000 bond.

You can see the part of the arrest that went viral on social media here below:

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SDLucas
SDLucas

What most of our increasingly clueless society doesn't know is how seriously dangerous these aggressively physical confrontations can get, and how quick. Most of the LEO's I've seen in action or spent time with exercise enormous restraint in situations where many of us might just put somebody down, permanatly. Though forceful, they're are usually less so than I, as an old soldier, might be. Simple physical assault justifies use of deadly force by lawfully armed civilians in many juridictions. But, officers seem to me to use even less force than they could or should, in many cases. And these people that try to jump in to an altercation with officers... Stupid and dangerous. Isn't there a charge relating to interference and endangerment?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Buzz17 You can't do that. First Amendment.

Ghost31289
Ghost31289

When someone see's/Video tapes only a partial event & then posts it ..making assumptions or even blatant comments ... inciting anger or hatred towards an identifiable group ... then that is defamation/liable and they should be sued. It should automatically be done by the Police Force involved & on behalf of the Officer(s) who were videotaped. If someone wants the notoriety of publishing it & commenting on it ... then there should be repercussions.

Omakaren
Omakaren

Rapid media is great for emergencies, but it has lead to so many false accusations and incidents of hate when the whole story isn't being told, only the inflammatory parts! It has become so much easier to spread hate.

RunCop
RunCop

How they arrested that little bitch that touched the copper!

sturnman22
sturnman22

Drunk, disorderly, threatening others, armed with a deadly weapon and a mouthy girlfriend - he deserved far more than he got. You comply with police orders or you fight them - his choice - and he chose the second one. Shit happens to shitheads!

Truthrulestheday
Truthrulestheday

Article says Green (interfering woman) was arrested after numbnuts was secured & in custody

Caprice56
Caprice56

Hey, Patty Patrick King, how about next time you get all the information before looking like a fool all over social media for defending not only an asshat but someone who has also made terroristic threats! Feel good about yourself? Why in God’s name would you ever defend anyone threatening people with a weapon? Let me guess, liberal?

SheepDog1
SheepDog1

Love the snowflakes standing around the officers running their SmartPhone cameras, but too limp to help out....at least the bar staff was helping. Sooner or later, you snowflakes will all need a cop to help you out, and I hope there are none around when the time comes.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@SheepDog1 Seeing as it's apparently the job to serve and protect all, what you're hoping sounds bitchmade.

StandingForTheBlue
StandingForTheBlue

@highest—you hypocrite! YOU’RE the one who has been telling people the police have no duty to protect citizens!! Speaking of sounding “bitchmade”, look in the mirror lately, hypocrite? Idiot

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@StandingForTheBlue Nope. That wasn't me. But @LEO0301, @Poileas, and @bronx163 have all said they don't have a duty to serve and protect. That's just a motto. I did think cops had to serve and protect all, but they were cops and said there was nowhere in the oath that says that.

And watch your mouth you fucking clown.

61mouse
61mouse

It's about time they were going to arrest the chick

Photodaleen
Photodaleen

Highest, you're not not good enough to be a cop. You ought to just go back to your day job as a privvy cleaner

Yell2017
Yell2017

Cops should just take some days off and leave the City to its citizens. This way people will find out they do need the police. I am so sick of winey ass liberals

Pat1978
Pat1978

Idiots with cameras who have never been in a real fight don't realize that use of force almost always looks brutal. It's not MMA. Officers are supposed to put combative suspects at a disadvantage whenever possible. It should not look like a fair fight.

Da$
Da$

I would say a few punches to subdue at meth crazed asshole reaching for a knife is a lot less force than shooting him which would have been justified since he was reaching for a deadly weapon.

Ten 10 Ten 1
Ten 10 Ten 1

people always saying police are bad until their lives are being threatened then who do they call well it's not Ghostbusters

Condor3631
Condor3631

U want to act like a dumbass ur going to b treated like one! Great job officers b safe out there!! 💙💙💙💙

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Seamus
Seamus

No real response, other than #backtheblue #bluelivesmatter #Istandbyyourside

5iron
5iron

For once in their snowflake lives ADULTS HAVE ARRIVED!

Fire_and_Steel
Fire_and_Steel

Patrick King should stick his little camera where the sun don't shine. With enough butt-lube on it, he wouldn't be able to shoot any more misleading videos.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Photodaleen Not good enough to be a cop in what way, specifically? I can't imagine any physical or mental test for a cop would be that challenging for me. Have you seen the average cop in uniform?

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Photodaleen - you're absolutely right. In the past numbnuts admitted to committing felonies so I doubt he could pass a background or polygraph. Of course he lives in California so anything is a possibility.