A 200-plus lb. cop felt it appropriate to use an unauthorized "karate move" to take down a 120 lb. small framed woman in handcuffs for resisting his authority. He needlessly broke her leg in the process, and now he's out of a job.
From the McAlester News-Capital:
McALESTER — A former McAlester police officer who allegedly broke the leg of a handcuffed woman using a “karate move” was not justified in the use of force, according to a police report.
McAlester officer Dillin Munholland used a “leg sweep and hip toss” maneuver on Kelli Fender, 20, after she allegedly “locked up her legs,” during an arrest in front of her home, according to a McAlester Police Department incident report.
On Friday, McAlester Police Chief Gary Wansick said Munholland resigned in early December.
The “hip toss” maneuver is not a familiar one, according to a statement by MPD Sgt. Richard Parker include in an MPD Use of Force report.
“Officer Munholland used what he called a ‘Leg Sweep and Hip Toss,’” Parker stated in the use of force report.
“I’m not familiar with the teaching of ‘Hip Toss’ in the basic academy in which all officers must attend or the equivalent of the academy, COPS program,” Parker stated.