In case you missed it, sheriff’s deputy Shawn R. Glans made national headlines for assaulting a legal gun owner who politely declined an unauthorized search of his vehicle. Footage of the incident was recorded by a passenger in the car, which can be seen above. Originally, Sergeant Glans was suspended without pay, pending further investigation into the altercation. Now we have learned that the bad cop got what was coming to him in a big way.
After the video of Glans slapping a New York gun owner went viral online, the officer resigned from his position on Monday. He was also arrested by his own peers on charges of harassment and official misconduct. The latter offense, a misdemeanor, could land him in jail for up to a year. A judge has forbidden the officer from having any contact with the victim, which is a good precaution, considering he threatened to “rip his head off and sh*t down his neck.”
With stories of police brutality in the news on a daily basis, are you glad to see a member of law enforcement being held accountable for their actions? These men are supposed to protect and serve, not bully and harass. Tell us how you feel about Glans’ story in the comments section.
H/T: Controversial Times