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Deputy's Accused Of Excessive Force With Flying Tackle

The parents of a 26-year-old Royse City man who allegedly led Rockwall County deputies on a seven-mile chase say it wasn't necessary to tackle him off his motorcycle before his arrest.

Deputies spotted Guess speeding on Interstate 30 near Rockwall on Sept. 16 and pursued him for seven miles.

Dashboard-camera video show Guess speeding and weaving in and out of traffic and even driving on the shoulder until he slows down and stops.

A patrol car can be seen pulling directly in front Guess' motorcycle. From the rear, a deputy goes airborne and knocks Guess off his bike. The officer's feet can be seen leaving the ground as he wrestles Guess down a sloped embankment, and another deputy joins him in placing Guess in handcuffs.

Guess' father, Terry, said the tackle was excessive force. He said his son had stopped and could have been given a verbal command -- even at gunpoint -- but t

Added: Nov-18-2010 Occurred On: Sep-16-2010
By: jbpnw
Tags: caught on tape, dashcam, dashboard camera, excessive force, lawsuit, cops, police, troopers, tackle, motorcycle, pursuit
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