In the wake of the death of Eric Garner, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said that New Yorkers need to learn to not resist arrest. With violence in St Louis over another police stop, we assess the state of street arrests with Eugene O'Donnell, a former police officer, former prosecutor, and professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
"We need to re-imagine arrests. These street scuffles far too often escalate into violence" says Eugene O'Donnell. Listen now @WNYC— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) August 18, 2014
O'Donnell says it's often the encounters over minor offenses that escalate, because people are more likely to question police motive.— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) August 18, 2014
"Every cop fears the moment when someone says 'I'm not coming.'" http://t.co/STWD9FbqEb— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) August 18, 2014