Officer, suspect crash through glass during arrest

November 23, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
BART Police are under scrutiny again after an officer was caught on camera, apparently pushing a man into a glass window.A YouTube video filmed Saturday night shows Michael Gibson yelling and a passenger asking him to get off the train. The officer grabbed Gibson and pulled him off the train and then slammed him against a glass window which shattered. The officer then handcuffed Gibson.

Both men had to go to the hospital. BART officials say they have nothing to hide as they investigate this case.

"We are keenly aware of what YouTube brings to the public we want to assure the public we want to ensure the public we are moving forward we are not waiting we are investigating to the fullest extent," said Daniel Hartwig with the BART Police.

BART's police force has been under intense scrutiny since an officer shot an unarmed passenger to death on New Year's Day.

Michael Gibson's sister said her brother has been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia and is on medication. She said she is outraged at BART for what this video shows.


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