Most Canadian arrest ever? Hamilton police praised after polite detention of flailing female suspect caught on video: ‘I apologize for you having to see that’
A video of two Hamilton police officers subduing a woman during an arrest has garnered international attention online, but unlike many videos of police, it’s evoking praise and not ire.
The video, titled “honest cops” and posted on YouTube on Wednesday, shows two police officers subduing a screaming woman. Throughout the arrest, the male officer uses his size to hold her to the ground, placing handcuffs on the woman before ushering her to the back of a police cruiser. The officers were Mark Morelli and Chantal Wilson, the CBC reports.
The man who shot the video can be heard asking why so much force is being used.
Noting the entire incident has been caught on camera, Morelli turns and explains why he used that amount of force and why it was appropriate.
“While it may appear to be very rough to you, I apologize for you having to see that, but I have the lawful ability to arrest her and I am obligated to arrest her,” Morelli said. “I can’t tell you why, and I’m really sorry about that, but she deserves some privacy too, as do the victims of her [alleged] crimes. (Images: YouTube)