we have this stirling example from the Galveston PD:
As Dymond headed toward the breaker, a blue van drove up and three men jumped out rushing toward her. One of them grabbed her saying, "You're a prostitute. You're coming with me."
Dymond grabbed onto a tree and started screaming, "Daddy, Daddy, Daddy." One of the men covered her mouth. Two of the men beat her about the face and throat.
As it turned out, the three men were plain-clothed Galveston police officers who had been called to the area regarding three white prostitutes soliciting a white man and a black drug dealer.
What Thirdpower said. My daughter had screamed for help, and I saw three guys trying to drag her into a van? There'd have been dead people formerly trying to drag my daughter into a van. Dad spent a lot of time in law enforcement; if such had happened to my sister, there'd have been blood on the ground; people with no id, no anything, grabbing a girl, striking her, dragging her toward a van = kidnapping = dead kidnappers.
And, just to make it more fun, this from the shyster for the idiot excuses for lawmen:
Both the daughter and the father were arrested for assaulting a peace officer. "The father basically attacked police officers as they were trying to take the daughter into custody after she ran off."
Also, "The city has investigated the matter and found that the conduct of the police officers was appropriate under the circumstances," Helfand says. "It's unfortunate that sometimes police officers have to use force against people who are using force against them. And the evidence will show that both these folks violated the law and forcefully resisted arrest."
I fully realize this is the shyster trying to defend his brainless clients. I point out again:
Three guys grab the girl, hit her, and drag her to the van.
That should, at the very least, equal terminated police officers paying one hell of a settlement and possibly facing criminal charges. It should also equal the city paying one hell of a settlement for defending this bullshit.