Four people have been arrested in Utrecht on suspicion of interfering and abusing police officers. This comes after bystanders tried to get involved when the officers were trying to make an arrest in the neighbourhood of Lombok. The officers got away with a few bruises and scratches. 

The officers were there in response to a report of harassment of a woman by two men, reports RTVUtrecht. After they spoke to someone who might have been involved, it was revealed that he was a suspect in another case, reports NOS. Bystanders got involved after he tried to resist arrest. Eventually, the street was peaceful again after reinforcements for the officers arrived.  During the unrest, the suspect escaped but turned himself in at the police station later the same day.

A video of the incident taken by a witness. Trigger warning: physical violence and has strong imagery

The amount of violence will still be evaluated, as is protocol. If someone thought that someone was treated unfairly, they are allowed to report or make a complaint against the officer in question. Looking at the video, it is clear that force was used when making the arrest, and without more information, it is difficult to speculate on if they were provoked.
What do you think? Was there excessive force used? Let us know in the comments!

 

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