Nashville’s ‘Police Officer of the Year’ was attacked by a mob while trying to arrest a man. Is anyone surprised at all by this? And the black community wonders why young black men are being shot by police officers…Put yourself in this officer’s place…what would you do?
East Precinct Officer Matthew Cammarn is expected to be released from Vanderbilt University Medical Center following treatment for a head injury received after he was attacked while trying to make an arrest on S. 7th Street in the James Cayce public housing development.
The man Officer Cammarn was arresting, Brian Shannon, 22, of Meridian Street, is jailed on charges of felony aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, evading arrest, criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct and drug possession.
A 17-year-old is also charged with aggravated assault on Officer Cammarn and evading arrest. He is being held at juvenile detention.
Just after 6 p.m. Tuesday, Officer Cammarn saw Shannon assault a woman on S. 7th Street near Sylvan Street. Officer Cammarn approached Shannon, who aggressively walked up to the officer. Cammarn told Shannon to put his hands behind his back and attempted to take him into custody. Shannon pulled away, grabbed Cammarn and pulled him to the ground.
While actively fighting and swinging his fists at Officer Cammarn on the ground, other persons in a crowd pulled and pushed Cammarn in an effort to free Shannon. Others stood by recording the assault on their cell phones.
Shannon got up and took off running to S. 6th Street, where he was taken into custody.
YOU CAN THANK OBAMA FOR THIS – HE’S DONE NOTHING BUT DIVIDE THE POLICE AND BLACK AMERICA – LAWLESSNESS IS RAMPANT AND THIS IS JUST ONE EXAMPLE:
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