I am a retired law enforcement officer. I cannot believe that anyone in law enforcement would think that what took place in any way was done in the interest of public safety, serving or protecting. Even if Eric was more excited and uncoopreative than the he said he was, that's understandable. He feared for his wife's life. The city needs to drop the charges and apologize at once for being too heavy handed and being incapable of applying a little common sense.
I am going to be in Nashville on the Fourth of July weekend. I was planning on spending a couple of nights in Chattanooga on the way back. I intended to see the Aquarium, Rock City, Ruby Falls and the zoo. My past visits to Chattanooga have been very pleasant. I have recommended Chattanooga as a destination to a great many people.
I will not visit Chattanooga this trip or ever again, nor will I recommend it to anyone else until the City rights this wrong. Officer Daves, you made the job of every good, thinking, caring cop on the street exponentially more difficult through your actions. The erosion of public trust and confidence your actions caused cannot be undone.