Super Bowl Champion Bashaud Breeland was arrested last week at a gas station in South Carolina.
The incident nearly turned tragic when the police officer pulled his firearm on Breeland after he refused to cooperate and kept trying to get back into his vehicle. Once he did manage to get back in the vehicle, the officer pulled his weapon as he could no longer see what Breeland was doing.
Breeland was being very uncooperative and aggressive and I do believe that the officer was right to pull his weapon given the circumstance.
But the best part is that it was all captured on video.
The video shows the officer trying to get Breeland in handcuffs and struggled. He threatened to use a Taser on Breeland if he refused to comply. Then, things got even more intense as the officer drew his gun on the Chiefs player.
“Let me see your hands! ... I’m not playing!” the officer can be heard shouting.
He was charged on five counts on Tuesday, including resisting arrest; the transport of alcohol with a broken seal in a motor vehicle; open container of beer or wine in a motor vehicle; possession of 28 grams or less of marijuana or 10 grams of hash; and driving without a license.
In a tweet that has since been deleted, Breeland said, “I really was at a gas pump got approach by two guys police pulled up they throw something my car as police pulled up which the cop saw. I was the one detained wit charges that really shouldn’t be charged.”
Breeland’s attorney released a statement regarding his arrest:
“At the time of this encounter with law enforcement, Mr. Breeland was leaving a gas station store after making a lawful purchase. Moments after returning to his vehicle, a 2020 Range Rover with valid temporary paper tags, law enforcement officers approached Mr. Breeland and drew their weapons. We look forward to investigating why this level of force was necessary. Bashaud Breeland is innocent unless proven guilty. We look forward to the truth coming forward.”