What we have here of course is a sadistic thug with a badge. If there’s still a functioning justice system in this country, he should lose his badge, then go to prison. Or get a job working for the government of Syria. I’m sure they’d appreciate a chap who likes to torture the defenseless. One of the protesters was hospitalized with burns from the spray. That’s makes it torture.
For those who may not know, the standard procedure here is the cops ask the people to get up. If they refuse, they get picked up. I’ve been at some mighty tense confrontations with LAPD and even they wouldn’t have done what this alleged human of a cop did.