Videos spread on social media cause many viewers to ask whether excessive force was used. But police spokesman Gary Gross said the officers were justified in their takedown of a man acting irrationally. “There are two times police officers are usually killed: during a domestic disturbance or dealing with the mentally ill,” he told Bay News 9.

Source: Fox 13 News

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