Florida police officers were caught on video losing their tempers and brutally arresting a man who told them to “get the f**k out of here.”
Video posted to Facebook June 6 by Jomardick Wilcox begins with Daytona Beach police officer Jerome Hassell asking a man to repeat something he said.
“Before that . . . what’d you say?” Hassell can be seen asking the man.
“Get the f**k out of here,” the man replies before Hassell immediately grabs the man.
“You can’t arrest me,” the man protests.
“That’s my freedom of speech.”
A witness recording the incident also chimes in.
“That’s freedom of speech! You can’t arrest him!”
But as PINAC has shown in thousands of stories over the years: just because cops aren’t supposed to do something, that doesn’t mean they won’t.
The officers proceed to arrest the man.
Footage shows them grabbing the man by the shoulders, pushing his head downward and sweeping his legs until he falls.
“Get on the ground! Get on the f**cking ground!” the cops scream at the man.
“That’s freedom of speech man; you can’t arrest him for that shit!” the man recording says as three officers arrest the man, knee him in the side and threaten to tase him.
“You can’t arrest me!” the man being arrested repeats.
As the officer pulls his hands behind his back, Hassell tells him to put his hands out or he’ll “get tased.”
“You can’t arrest me,” the man says again as officer Hassell puts away his taser.
“What? the officers asks?
“You’re going to jail.”
“Y’all are some dirty ass cops,” the man recording says to the officer as they walk the handcuffed man out the door and into their patrol car.
The man recording requests the officers badges numbers, but none of the officers respond with their names or badge numbers.
“Y’all are some pigs; y’all are some pigs!”
“Stop, stop, stop,” one officer says, apparently trying to calm the man down before he became the next victim.
“You can’t let your ego go above the law,” the man recording says before the video ends.
None of the officers gave their names, but we sleuthed Facebook and google and found the officer questing the man in the beginning of the video is Jerome Hassell, who the department posted about in 2018 on its Facebook page.
So far, the video, which can be seen above, has been viewed 35,000 times on Facebook.