Outrage After Cops Beat Suspect Who Tried To Attack Firefighters

According to Chief Joel Fitzgerald, Fort Worth police officers fought with Forrest Curry for nearly five minutes.

In a statement issued by the Fort Worth Police Department (FWPD) regarding a brief video showing an FWPD officer striking a 35-year-old man, Chief Joel Fitzgerald said the video doesn’t show the entirety of what happened.

A passerby recorded the snippet of an FWPD officer striking 35-year-old Forrest Curry and posted the video on social media.

So what happened?

According to the statement and KTVT, The FWPD was called to the scene after Curry was intoxicated and attempted to fight with members of the Fort Worth Fire Department (FWFD), while they were in the middle of handling a call for service.

“The video being circulated depicts officers struggling with the male and striking him as they attempt to handcuff him,” Chief Fitzgerald explained. “What the video does not depict is that it took three officers and one supervisor to effectively place the resisting subject into handcuffs.”

The firefighters requested the police to “respond rapidly due to the subject’s violent actions toward them,” according to the FWPD press release.




35-year-old, Curry attempted to run away when officers arrived but were soon apprehended three blocks away following a brief pursuit on foot.

He resisted arrest aggressively, prompting additional units to respond, according to the police.

“Why are you punching me?” Curry yells in the video.

According to the New York Daily News report, Curry’s lawyers, L. Chris Stewart and Jasmine Crockett, claimed that Forrest Curry had experienced a seizure just before police arrived and he had no idea officers were on top of him.

Stewart and Crockett said in written statement, “We are focusing on getting the victim of this police violence out of custody and ensuring that he receives the necessary medical attention for injuries suffered during the heavy-handed arrest by officers with the Fort Worth Police Department,”

“Unfortunately, it seems the Fort Worth Police Department has a culture of violating the rights of people of color.”

“You would think an African American chief, out of all people, would have some understanding this type of situation,” she told the New York Daily News.

Police actions applauded but in question

According to KTVTNext Generation Action Network president Dominque Alexander “applauded” the police chief for opening an internal investigation into the incident, but said he believed the officers did in fact overreact.

“I still wanna know why the officer felt like he needed to use that level of aggression on him, striking him continuously,” Alexander said.

Police are legally allowed to hit people who actively resist arrest.

Curry has been arrested for resisting arrest, evading arrest, and public intoxication, the New York Daily News reported.

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3 Replies to “Outrage After Cops Beat Suspect Who Tried To Attack Firefighters”

  1. Wants to attack firefighters while they’re responding to a fire emergency? Should’ve strung the nigger up on the spot.

  2. If the May government has called every country in the EU (according to the new Austrian Foreign Minister) to insist that they expell 1, 2, or 3 Russian diplomats to insure the false image of togetherness, why would anyone take the word of the passerby, who claims to have found them “frothing at the mouth? A passerby who most likely works for MI5 or 6. As does the entire cast of characters who came forth in this investigation. Lordy. Lordy. And as for the 20 or so bystanders who were treated medically and let go, they were mere just the patrons at the pub and Zizzi and were only examined to determine whether they had any traces of the two agents that comprised the binary poison, if, in fact, MI5 actually poisoned an older gentleman and young lady on March 4th. A day that will live in comic Infamy till the last syllable of recorded Benny Hill reruns.

  3. If the May government has called every country in the EU (according to the new Austrian Foreign Minister) to insist that they expell 1, 2, or 3 Russian diplomats to insure the false image of togetherness, why would anyone take the word of the passerby, who claims to have found them “frothing at the mouth? A passerby who most likely works for MI5 or 6. As does the entire cast of characters who came forth in this investigation. Lordy. Lordy. And as for the 20 or so bystanders who were treated medically and let go, they were mere just the patrons at the pub and Zizzi and were only examined to determine whether they had any traces of the two agents that comprised the binary poison, if, in fact, MI5 actually poisoned an older gentleman and young lady on March 4th. A day that will live in comic Infamy till the last syllable of recorded Benny Hill reruns.

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