Brickbat: It Was Him or Me


After he four-times Tasered an elderly man, 64, in a wheelchair, the St. Petersburg police department fired Matthew Cavinder. Cavinder, along with another officer, were responding to calls about Timothy Grant who was trespassing in a local store. Grant was a subject of outstanding warrants, which they checked his record. Grant was not allowed to stand when they took him into custody. Cavinder used the Taser against Grant, who was lying on his stomach. Cavinder claims Grant was resisting using force, according to his report. Anthony Holloway the Police Chief stated, however that video from a bodycam showed clear evidence of Grant’s resisting force.’s Brickbat: Was It Him Or Me? appeared first.