Cop Throws Family To Ground During Traffic Stop
A concerned bystander captured the encounter on tape
A traffic stop in Washington Township, Ohio, ended with a family, including a 14-year-old boy, thrown to the ground.
Aaron Tatkowski came home from spending time with his family Sunday to see his daughter-in-law, Cassandra Meyers, pulled over by Officer Eric Hart for a license plate violation. There was something in the way Hart was speaking to Meyers the made Tatkowski leave his truck and question the officer's actions. Tatkowski returned to his truck when ordered to do so. What happened next shocked the quiet neighborhood.
"Next thing you know, I'm yanked out of the truck and it made my girlfriend say a few things. He yanked her out of the truck." Tatkowski told WTOL 11.
Tatkowski says himself, his girlfriend, his daughter-in-law and his 14-year-old son were pulled out of the truck and thrown to the ground by Hart. His two young granddaughters remained in the truck. A concerned neighbor capture video of the encounter. At one point Hart trained a Taser and a handgun on the family, pointing the weapons directly at Tatkowski's head as he laid on the road next to his son.
Tatkowski says he complied with the officer's direction. He was arrested and taken to a hospital for injuries to his knee and elbow. Hart was treated at the scene for scratches. The police department stands by Hart's actions, saying the family was not listening to the officer's commands.
Full video of arrest below. Warning: contains strong language
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