A Florida police officer is on paid administrative leave following a confrontation with a handicapped veteran over a parking spot.
Video shot by veteran Isiah James shows the dispute, which all appeared to start when James parked in a handicapped parking spot. James was hit with an IED while deployed and has a disabled parking permit, but he said that Riviera Beach Sgt. Gary Wilson argued that the vet didn’t look handicapped.
“You are not the arbitrator of my … handicap,” James said in the video, telling the officer that he served his country for almost 10 years.
Wilson later appeared to smack James’ cellphone out of his hands.
The officer is now on paid administrative leave according to his police department.
Whatever happened to ‘not judging a book by its cover’?
After the Vet told the officer he was disabled, why didn’t the cop simply say “okay sir, I’m sorry to have bothered you?”