A California Highway Patrol officer knocked a motorcyclist down with his cruiser, and then arrested him while bikers swarmed on May 27 in Rancho Cucamonga, California.
The bikers were on their Elite Bikerz Fallen Brother Ride when the motorcycle and a cruiser passed them. The cruiser knocked the motorcycle down. and the bikers came roaring up, notes KCBS.
One biker shouted: “You pushed him! You pushed him down! You slapped him down with the bike, and I have it on camera!”
Biker Jose Figueroa told KCBS about the incident:
He panicked, you know? Our brother panicked, and he got out the way and sped up, tried to get out the way, and the cop chased him. We pulled up to the liquor store, and that’s when he rammed him.
A lot of people believe the cop used excessive force. He should not have done that. He should’ve done it in a more [unintelligible] manner.
The motorcyclist’s wife Desiree Garcia also spoke out:
From what I saw from the video, you know, I [saw] my husband’s brake going on. It looked like he was, he was trying to pull over, and the cop just hit him out of nowhere. I couldn’t have lost my husband. I don’t know what I would’ve…