The South Florida cop who choked another cop on video after she tried to pull him away from a handcuffed man he was threatening was arrested Thursday on several felony charges.
Sunrise Police Sergeant Christopher Pullease was charged with battery on an officer, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and two assault charges, according to WSVN.
The incident took place on November 19, 2021 as Sunrise police were arresting a man named Jean Similien who was accused of assaulting people at a local business.
The videos show the cops were having trouble trying to get him into the backseat of the car when Pullease pulled up.
However, the man who was already handcuffed agrees to get into the car just as Pullease walks up.
“Alright, I’m getting in,” he says as he places his legs inside the car.
But Pullease already has his pepper spray canister in his hand.
“Watch out, motherf*cker!” he says as he leans his body into the backseat of the car.
“Hey, look at me! Look at me! Look at me! You want to play f*cking games? You’re playing with the wrong motherf*cker!”
“Do what you got to do, man,” responds Similien. “You gonna mace me? Mace me.”
“Look at me, motherf*cker. You wanna play fucking games? You wanna be disrespectful with my fucking officers?
“I will remove your fucking soul from your fucking body!”
“Do what you gotta do,” responds Similien as the female cop runs up behind Pullease and pulls him back.
“What the f*ck? Don’t ever fucking touch me again! Get the fuck off me!” Pullease yells at the female cop while shoving her backwards with his hands on her throat.
A few moments later, he orders all the cops at the scene to turn their cameras off.
The incident was kept under wraps for two months until local media began asking questions after receiving a tip.
Pullease has been with the department for 21 years. Watch the video below.
UPDATE (August 12): Pullease who had been on paid administrative leave since January, still making his $102,000 salary, is now on unpaid suspension, according to WSVN.