Ok the lapd thing has got a lawsuit filed....they want "7 figures" according to the news....well we all expected that...actualy seems a little slow in comeing. At work everyone who had so much as a sun tan was ranting about racial motives and white cop/people vs non whites.... 9 hours of this from everyone includeing the UPS and Airbore express guys.... This is going to get out of hand in a hurry... Welp now (Ill post the story) it seems that everyone with a vedio camra is comeing out with the vedio tape of everything..... I bet by next week anyone one who is "white" will all be peged as Neo-Nazi KKK members who send LAPD free Nite Sticks.....No matter how we act..talk..or causes we support. Necessary Force? Okla. City Cops Caught on Tape Beating Suspect; Say Man Resisted The Associated Press O K L A H O M A C I T Y, Okla., July 10 â€” Oklahoma City police officials are investigating the actions by two officers who were seen on a videotape striking an unarmed man with their hands, knees and tactical batons during an arrest. Print This Page Email This Page See Most Sent â€¢ Researchers Find Your Oldest Relative â€¢ Is Customer Service a Thing of the Past? â€¢ Meet the Ultimate Hulkamaniac Officers Greg Driskill and E.J. Dyer could be seen on the tape trying to subdue Donald Reed Pete, 50, who appeared to not cooperate with verbal orders given by police. The videotape was disseminated to local media outlets, which broadcast the tape either partially or entirely. Police were called to the scene just west of downtown Oklahoma City on Monday by Brian Bates, a self-proclaimed "video vigilante," who has been taping illegal sexual activity and reporting it to police. At the beginning of the video, Driskill is seen putting a handcuff on one of Pete's wrists, then swinging him around when the man appears to resist Driskill's order. After eventually getting down on the ground, the officer rolls Pete over and the man says something to Driskill. The officer yells at Pete to get down on the ground, then sprays pepper spray into the man's face and puts his knee on Pete's neck. Pete tells the officer he is on the ground, but appears to refuse to put his other arm behind his back. Bates on Tuesday said he saw Pete pick up a woman near downtown and followed the pair to a church parking lot. "I saw them start to take off their clothes and engage in a lewd act," Bates said. "Then I called 911." Driskill approached Pete's vehicle alone and on foot, police said. "At some point, Driskill ordered Pete out of the van, and he observed him to take what appeared to be marijuana and begin eating it," police Capt. Jessica Cummins said. "He realized that Pete was destroying evidence and made an attempt to prevent him from eating all of it." â€˜Losing Itâ€™ The pilot of a police helicopter hovering above the scene reported that Driskill was "losing it" and requested backup, Cummins said. Dyer arrived and helped Driskill subdue Pete, Cummins said. Dyer also used pepper spray and his baton. The officers repeatedly struck Pete on the arms, legs and back, stopping after handcuffing the man. Bates, who makes money from his "video vigilante" Web site and from regular appearances on a television talk show, said he believes the officers used more force than was necessary. "He never once made a fist. â€¦ From the get-go, the man was just very slow to respond to orders," said Bates, who was seen on the tape approaching Driskill and handing him his baton, which had fallen to the ground. Cummins said Driskill and Dyer appear to have followed the police use of force continuum, which limits police to using non-lethal force against an unarmed suspect unless lives are endangered. "He [Pete] was actively resisting, but not aggressively resisting," Cummins said. "He kept trying to push himself up from the ground." Officers filed complaints of destroying evidence, resisting arrest, and assault and battery of an officer against Pete, but he has not been formally charged. No formal complaints have been filed against police, Cummins said. The officers' actions will be reviewed internally as part of a routine use of force investigation, Cummins said. Copyright 2002 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.