Police Officer Taylor Saulters has been fired after deliberately using his patrol car to hit a suspect.
In video footage from within the patrol car, viewers can see Saulters and his partner, Hunter Blackmon, purposely ramming into Timmy Patmon, who was wanted for a felony probation violation and was attempting to escape the officers on foot.
Bystanders protested loudly, asserting that the officers’ actions were entirely unjustified and unnecessary, as Saulters can be heard saying, “make a good decision,” as he threatens Patmon with a taser.
You can also hear him call for crowd control, saying, “I got him with my car, that’s what they’re yelling about,” in response to the many bystanders’ vocal criticism.
Naturally, the suspect was black.