It’s the ignorance that’s most troubling. To not know what kind of image this would provoke, to not know how embarrassing this scenario would be, to not not know — while knowing you’re a police officer — is unconciounable. And that goes for the whole police department that thought this technique was OK to use on anyone. Yes — heads should roll. And not just the officers.
The police chief of Galveston, Tex., apologized to the suspect and said two of his officers had caused the man embarrassment.