Charles Toney Should Not Be Made Out To Be A Victim

Friday, December 14, 2018

I’m just baffled.  Charles Toney is being made to look like a victim when he clearly resisted officers' commands.  He refused medical treatment on the scene and was then treated at the jail.  Now his attorney is declaring all kinds of sustained injuries. 

I thought it was well known if you resist officers and become combative it will not end well for any of the parties involved.  I understand the tensions facing this country when it comes to the police and the constant microscope they are put under while trying to perform their duties.  It is a fine line they must walk and I can’t even imagine the pressure they are under while trying to serve felony warrants. 

There have been officers in this country that have used excessive force here of late and have been held accountable for those actions when the truth came to light.  I will let the investigation pan out as to whether the officer overstepped his bounds once Toney resisted, but after looking at Charles Toney’s record this appears to be the norm and not a freak occurrence when it comes to run ins with the law and violent behavior.  

It amazes me he was still on the streets after seeing his prior two years of behavior: numerous cases of drug sales, assaults and resisting arrest.

Chris Morgan


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