You've probably heard the term "situational awareness," favoured in the military and other services such as fire departments and police. It boils down to knowing what's going on around you.
Cops need it to ensure they aren't dangerously surprised when they'e dealing with some incident. But ever since the 1991 beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers, they've also needed to be increasingly aware that their actions could be recorded.
The Vancouver officer arresting an admittedly upset Andi Shae Akhavan apparently forgot that when he chose to punch the misbehaving cyclist in the face while trying to put him in cuffs late Tuesday evening.
caught on video and posted on YouTube, racking up more than 6,500 views so far.Akhavan's arrest, for cycling through a red light in Vancouver's busy Yaletown district, not having a headlight and not wearing a helmet, was
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