Being arrested is often stressful for the average Massachusetts citizen, especially when they are engaged in everyday activities like hanging out at a local bar. Recently, one 26-year-old man found this out firsthand after facing an arrest by Northampton police officials. His arrest became relatively infamous when someone who videotaped the incident also posted it on the Internet.
Police initially arrested the man for several counts of alleged disorderly conduct. Prosecutors apparently supported the decision to arrest the man, but chose to decrease one of the counts to a misdemeanor and did away with another charge entirely. A Massachusetts District Attorney maintains that the police did nothing wrong in arresting the man and that excessive force did not play a role in the event.