The police officer holding the leg of the suspect has been derided many times on the internet. And it does look somewhat comical the way he is dragged around by the suspect.
However, his actions are effective in preventing the suspect from escaping. It is the other officer who should then be taking advantage of this by clinching with the suspect to take him down. Instead, he attempts to use his baton to effect pain compliance which fails. He only continues to use the baton which makes them both look foolish.
This is yet another example of why police need at least fundamental grappling skills, and their training is often not up to the task.
Footage from both officers and a bystander are included in this video.
Video illustrates how quickly police interactions can become violent as people who intent to attack will hide their intentions, then attack with the least warning possible. Also, the police officer who was shot remained operational throughout the incident – another example of how a single gunshot does not necessarily incapacitate. It was also difficult to avoid shooting in the direction of the officer’s partner as the threat was still active and his partner was moving toward the closest cover.
These cops first attempt to control the man by grabbing the wrists, just as they have been trained to do. The suspect passively resists, denying control. The cop then moves to the schoolyard headlock which is similarly effective. OC spray is then used which also apparently does not work. A second man begins to intervene. Video ends with no resolution.