( DigitalJournal ) - As a general rule, police should not beat you because you try to flag them down, due to your home being on fire. I am pretty sure that is frowned upon and unacceptable. I'm pretty sure.
wjla reports that a homeowner claims he was just trying to flag down authorities when police confronted and attacked him Monday night.
According to Rolando Bass, he first encountered the accused Montgomery County police officers when he ran to guide fire fighters to his burning townhouse. That's when one of them accused Bass of setting fire to his home.
"One of them got in my face," according to Bass, "They were like thugs." As firefighters worked to put the blaze out and made sure his family members were safe, Bass said police laughed and asked if 'he had been cooking crack up in his room.'
Bass admits he yelled back and used profanity. Who could blame him? His home is ion flames and they are making jokes which could be perceived as racial to boot.
"The next thing I know, I'm getting kicked in the face." Bass said. Montgomery County police have not commented on the incident, since Bass has filed a formal complaint, but do confirm there was an encounter.
"His face was in that dirt, (the police were) punching him," Rolando's Grandmother, Ida Bass said.
Bass was arrested Tuesday evening on a warrant charging disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, failure to obey the lawful order of a police officer.
If his side of the story is accurate, this is a gross violation of power and authority. They should be sued.