Cop who threatened to Taser Sam Montgomery fired

AP

As it turns out, the cop who arrested Bengals defensive end Sam Montgomery this summer ended up in more trouble than Montgomery.

According to the Associated Press, the South Carolina state trooper who arrested Montgomery at a traffic stop last June was fired.

The state Department of Public Safety said Lance Cpl. R.S. Salter was terminated for “violating agency policies including conduct unbecoming a state employee.”

Salter stopped Montgomery for speeding (89 in a 55 mph zone), but threatened to use a Taser on him when he didn’t understand his commands.

For all the problems Montgomery has caused himself in his short career, this wasn’t one of them.

27 responses to “Cop who threatened to Taser Sam Montgomery fired

  1. 89 in a 55, hmmm, in the black community that is referred to as driving while black. To everyone else, it is reckless driving

  2. I’ve been stopped in South Carolina for going 87 in a 55. I had the speed reduced to 64 and was never tazered, handcuffed, or arrested. I’m not saying it’s because I’m White. I’m just saying I am white.

  3. Good. Cops in this country have been getting away with abusing their power for decades, not just against Blacks or other minorities, but also women. It is only after the invention of dash-cams and cell phone cameras that their abuse has been discovered as the bad ones covered their lies in the police report, normal citizens just had to take it as they were guilty and had to prove their innocence.

    I was once told after running a yellow light & pulled over that, “The light was red. Who the (expletive) do you think they are going to believe).

    All bad cops should be fired, and sadly, if not for the dash-cam that cop would still a job. Thanks Dash-cam

  4. Like all public employees, I’m sure he’ll file an appeal with his union and/or threaten a lawsuit and he’ll have his job back. That part of the story will probably escape the headlines…

  5. That’s nothing. Our cops here will just kill you with no warning. Albuquerque police department initials APD actually stands for Another Person Dead. Look it up. There’s a reason part of abq is called the “war zone” by the FBI

  6. Bill Belitext says:Aug 22, 2014 5:37 PM

    89 in a 55, hmmm, in the black community that is referred to as driving while black. To everyone else, it is reckless driving

    Jesse Jackson…..is that you?

  7. I hate bad cops who don’t do their jobs the right way. They think they’re some kind of God who can do whatever they like/want. Well, that’s what happen. It’s about time some body did something to them dirtbag!!!

  8. 89 in a 55? That’s pretty fast most highways are 70 mph. Sounds like this was semi residential road.

    Don’t know if it’s just me but if a cop asks me a question I tend to be pretty alert and attentive and respectful.

  9. That’s nothing. Our cops here will just kill you with no warning. Albuquerque police department initials APD actually stands for Another Person Dead. Look it up. There’s a reason part of abq is called the “war zone” by the FBI

    maybe it’s a war zone because the freaking people who live there make it that way. Cops and FBI just don’t come in guns a blazin. Maybe people need to look in the mirror a bit and be accountable for there own actions and neighborhood. People want to scream at law enforcement but for every action there is a re action.

  10. If he wasn’t an NFL player, no one would have ever heard of this and the cop would still be on patrol

  11. Compliant and respectful citizens don’t often get threatened by a cop. If you’re going to “misunderstand” a cops orders, be prepared to face consequences. I won’t pretend that there aren’t bad cops though. Especially in the Dirty South

  12. montgomery is so bad that they have him going up against kids at training camp

    ___

    Made me giggle out loud.

    89 mph?? that’s the first time in this guy’s career that he’s been associated with speed.

    I bet a taser threat was the only way he could motivate him, seeing as how he didn’t have a cheeseburger.

  13. This is the cop who got crap for giving the SC governors driver a speeding ticket in 2009. The governor was not happy. Imagine that, a politician trying to strong arm ppl . I wonder if that incident had anything to do with his termination

  14. Any individual who is pulled over should be permitted to tape the
    interaction with the officer. All police agencies should have the
    capabilities to video and audio a pull over. A factor which
    courts rely on in permitting the taping of individuals is whether
    the person being taped has an expectation of privacy.
    Certainly an individual expects not to have private conversations
    in the home monitored. Why would a state trooper object to his or
    her conversations and actions with a potential defendant monitored.
    I have had multiple family members involved in the arrest and
    prosecution of criminals. They always strived to tart all with
    respect. What many have forgotten with our new military like
    police forces is that the original goal of police was to protect
    and serve. The new goal of many forces ( certainly not all)
    is to make as many arrests as possible . Good statistics means more
    federally underwritten toys. Believe me the old neighborhood policeman who could use his common sense and judgement is gone.
    Interactions with police should be positive not a negative experience.

  15. I’d hire that officer right now for my community.

    We believe in prosecuting offenders, have low crime rates, and law and order.

    Crime only plagues communities that tolerate it.

  16. The department said that Salter’s assertion to Montgomery that at 25 mph over the speed limit, “you get arrested,” was a misrepresentation of facts because its investigation showed Salter arrested some violators and not others in similar circumstances.

  17. If this was a regular person, that person would have not only been tasered but beat up as well and the cop would have gotten a raise. Only reason he was fired is because he did that to a celebrity, not one of us little people. Cops are not allowed to do anything to rich folks, just us little people. Welcome to the USA, land of lawlessness–especially from cops!

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