A police officer in Victoria, Texas has been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of an investigation after using a stun gun on a 76-year-old man during a traffic stop. The officer, 23-year-old Nathanial Robinson, pulled over Victoria resident Pete Vasquez due to a missing inspection sticker. The dashboard camera was on, so you can see the incident below.
Vasquez tried to tell the officer that the vehicle was exempt from needing the sticker because it still had dealer tags. (Later it was confirmed by police that yes, the vehicle was exempt.)
In the video, you’ll see Robinson attempt to take something out of Vasquez’s hand, then twist his arm behind his back, landing the elderly man on the ground out of the dashcam’s view. Later, you’ll see the officer in front of the his car holding a stun gun. The police told the media that the officer used the stun gun on Vasquez at least twice.
“He just acted like a pit bull, and that was it,” Vasquez said. “For a while, I thought he was going to pull his gun and shoot me.”
What world are we living in that a cop has to strong-arm and use a stun gun on an elderly man during a routine traffic stop?
Also, the officer has crappy taste in music. Drake’s “Under Ground Kings”?