12 Oct PCP Arrests are Not Always a Simple Process for Police Officers
PCP, otherwise known as phencyclidine, is a drug that was developed in the 1950’s. It was known as an intravenous anesthetic. The drug was discontinued in the 1960’s by Parke Davis because of the negative effects. People that use PCP feel: detached, weird in their surroundings and distant as well. It is not easy to deal with PCP addiction because of its high addictive nature. Other signs are: having a blank stare and mood disorders. It causes anxiety and psychosis in some people as well. There is also a drop in blood pressure if taken in large dosages. PCP addiction is often associated with people mistreating police officers. Many arrests that are associated with PCP often involve addicted people being involved with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
It is not uncommon to hear about PCP users saying that they are experiencing memory loss, depression and difficulties speaking. On September 30, 2014, two men were arrested because they had in their possession a ½ gallon of PCP and other drugs as well. It had a value of $50,000 on the street.
In September of 2015, a man by the name of Anthony McCandies bites a police officer in Stamford. He was on the drug PCP. He was charged with criminal trespass, assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and a lot of other charges. If this man was not on PCP, would he have bitten the police officer? Often, when a person is high on drugs, they do something that they normally would not do if they were sober. PCP proves itself to be a powerful hallucinogen.
Another man by the name of Mario Granados was suspected of attacking a police officer in Fontana. It is reported by sbsun.com that he attacked police while he was high on PCP. Even though the cops struck him several times with a baton, he would still not stop struggling. He was even shot with a taser. It took police awhile to arrest him because of the struggle.
People often wonder why baton strikes don’t have much of an effect on the victim when trying to be placed under arrest. This is mainly because PCP gives people a high tolerance for pain. Many young police officers have never seen the effects of PCP on a person being arrested because it is no longer considered a highly abused drug. However, some people are still using PCP as their drug of choice.
Many police officers are accused of police brutality in many PCP arrest cases. This is mainly because they have been caught on video trying to arrest people on the drug. In most videos, they are seen hitting someone with a baton multiple times and offering wrestling with the victims. What people often don’t understand is that someone on PCP may be resistant to pain. The drug effects your ability to feel pain. Arresting someone that is high on PCP is often a difficult process for police officers. It will often take several police officers to arrest one suspect on PCP.