After video emerged of local police apparently using excessive force to arrest a woman for jogging in the wrong place, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo addressed complaints about the arrest by saying it could have been worse; they could have raped her.
This person absolutely took something that was as simple as “Austin Police – Stop!’ and decided to do everything you see on that video,” Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo at a press conference this afternoon. “And quite frankly she wasn’t charged with resisting. She’s lucky I wasn’t the arresting officer, because I wouldn’t have been as generous.” [...]
“In other cities there’s cops who are actually committing sexual assaults on duty, so I thank God that this is what passes for a controversy in Austin, Texas,” Acevedo said.
Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth, amirite? At least they didn’t rape her. Don’t be so sensitive!
Acevedo has apologized for making a “poor analogy,” but if I were a resident of Austin I don’t think that would be good enough. I would demand a resignation. Because he’s not some douchey street cop; he’s the god damn chief of police telling someone they shouldn’t complain because, hey, at least we didn’t sexually assault you.
I suppose it’s good to know he draws the line somewhere, but that’s not very reassuring.