Audio of Chad Wheeler arrest emerges

USA Today Sports

Last month’s incident involving former Seahawks offensive lineman Chad Wheeler resulted in an arrest. The arrest came after an intense physical struggle with police, as illustrated by the audio produced by the body cameras worn by police.

The audio, obtained by TMZ.com, begins with police kicking down Wheeler’s down. Then comes a chaotic struggle with Wheeler.

He can be heard on apologizing to his victim, Alleah Taylor, and saying to her repeatedly, “I love you.”

Police say on multiple occasions that he is resisting arrest and “tensing up.” They threaten to use a Taser on him, and at one point it sounds like they did.

“If you don’t comply with us, you’re gonna get hurt,” an officer says at one point.

Wheeler can be heard saying to the police on one occasion, “Don’t shoot me.”

The audio provides a very raw and real glimpse into the manner in which authorities apprehend people who obviously don’t want to be apprehended. It’s not easy to listen to, and it shows that the job requires significant courage and resolve and determination.

None of that even begins to excuse the various types of police misconduct that we have witnessed over the years. Instead, it underscores the importance of ensuring that police officers have more than enough training and experience before having the authority to utilize lethal and non-lethal means for ensuring compliance by suspects.

14 responses to “Audio of Chad Wheeler arrest emerges

  1. Chad Wheeler should be excluded from status as a human being.

    He needs to re-assigned as a sub-human, or better yet future prisoner.

  2. Are officers trained to use profanities every other word? Is that supposed to sound more menacing or something?

  3. What a sack of d@gsh!t
    Hope the officers are ok.
    Hope his victim has a safe haven and good legal counsel.
    And I hope the DA in the jurisdiction is VERY good and does NOT plea bargain this sorry excuse for a human being.

  4. Are officers trained to use profanities every other word? Is that supposed to sound more menacing or something?

    In case you hadn’t noticed, they aren’t dealing with choirboys. Next thing you’ll be complaining about combat soldiers swearing. This story shows how dangerous a policeman’s job is. My hats goes off to those in blue. They have to deal with stuff like this every day then have people complain about them. Remember that should you ever need the police to save you from a dangerous situation.

  5. When you hear from all angles that he suffers from bi-polar disorder, it makes me wonder if this could have been prevented in the first place.

    Granted you can blame this all on a “manic episode,” but the reality is that if he did suffer from the condition, then he should have been forced into treatment.

    What people don’t realize is that it is VERY rare that a person who suffers from any mental/physical condition will literally go do it themselves to be treated. Anyone who thinks that people who suffer from things like this should have the mental capability to just go handle it themselves.

    I hope that Wheeler gets the help he desperately needs, and I hope that Alleah stays strong, and learns to trust again. Its all in all, a very sad and emotional situation.

  6. Most likely the judge will let him off with probation and he will be back doing ehat he does….thats how these things usually work

  7. We are so quick to point the finger instead of riling the situation. What pushed him from NFL star to, you went to far. Or was he this way all along and it was hidden by an athletic global pandemic?

    We see this across the board, sure there are crazy’s and weirdos all over the place, yet look at sports, the military the investment. Both have billions and can’t provide clinical mental care.

    Come on man… if it wasn’t important it wouldn’t have made the news.

  8. Police deal with these situations every day and then get lumped together when one of them goes bad.

  9. The guy is obviously mentally ill and needs help so leave him alone and let him face the music with any shred of dignity he has left.

  10. itsamadmadmadmadworld says:
    February 19, 2021 at 9:30 pm
    Are officers trained to use profanities every other word? Is that supposed to sound more menacing or something?

    In case you hadn’t noticed, they aren’t dealing with choirboys. Next thing you’ll be complaining about combat soldiers swearing. This story shows how dangerous a policeman’s job is. My hats goes off to those in blue. They have to deal with stuff like this every day then have people complain about them. Remember that should you ever need the police to save you from a dangerous situation.

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    I’m not complaining. I was asking out of curiosity if their training reflects their language or if it’s instinctual. It doesn’t bother me at all. I’m just a curious person. Thanks

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