Meriden Police Say Officer’s Use of Force Did Not Violate Policy – NBC Connecticut

Meriden police said it does not appear their officer violated any department policies with the use of force during an arrest Friday.

According to police, the situation began when detectives saw a white Nissan driving recklessly. They followed the vehicle, which struck another car, causing injuries.

Video surfaced on social media of the driver’s arrest, raising questions about an officer’s use of force against the suspect. Meriden police said Monday after reviewing the footage, they had no evidence their officer violated policy.

The driver, identified as David Michael O’Brien, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, interfering with police, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, weapons in a motor vehicle, misuse of plates and theft of plates.

Source: Meriden Police Say Officer’s Use of Force Did Not Violate Policy – NBC Connecticut

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