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POLICE RELEASE BODY CAM VIDEO OF ARREST AT PERKINS

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SIOUX CITY POLICE HAVE RELEASED DETAILS AND BODY CAMERA VIDEO ABOUT AN ARREST MADE AROUND 2:15AM LAST THURSDAY (APR 29) AT THE PERKINS RESTAURANT AT 501 GORDON DRIVE.

THE ORIGINAL CALL WAS A COMPLAINT OF AN INTOXICATED FEMALE TRYING TO FIGHT WITH OTHER COSTUMERS.

AFTER OFFICERS ARRIVED, POLICE SAY 29-YEAR OLD JOHN WRIGHT JR. OF SIOUX CITY DISRUPTED THE CONVERSATION OFFICERS WERE HAVING WITH THE COMPLAINANT AND STAFF.

THE FEMALE LEFT THE RESTAURANT WITHOUT INCIDENT BUT AN OFFICER WAS CONCERNED WITH THE WAY WRIGHT WAS TREATING STAFF AND REQUESTED THAT WRIGHT BE “NICE” TO THEM.

POLICE SAY WRIGHT THEN BECAME LOUD AND DISRUPTIVE AND AT THE REQUEST OF THE MANAGER, WRIGHT WAS ORDERED TO LEAVE OR FACE ARREST.

WRIGHT REFUSED AND RESISTED ARREST LEADING AN OFFICER TO DISPLAY BUT NOT FIRE A TASER AND ANOTHER OFFICER CONVINCED WRIGHT TO SURRENDER.

WRIGHT WAS HANDCUFFED AND POLICE SAY AN OFFICER INJURED HIS SHOULDER TRYING TO PREVENT WRIGHT FROM FALLING WHEN HE TRIPPED OR THREW HIMSELF DOWN WHILE BEING WALKED OUT OF THE RESTAURANT.

WRIGHT WAS CHARGED WITH TRESPASS, INTERFERENCE WITH OFFICIAL ACTS, AND FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ORDERS OF A PEACE OFFICER.

OTHERS IN THE RESTAURANT HAVE PUT CLIPS OF CELL PHONE VIDEO ON YOU TUBE FROM THE ARREST THAT DO NOT SHOW THE ENTIRE INCIDENT.

POLICE HAVE PLACED THEIR BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE ON YOU TUBE FROM THE THREE PRIMARY OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THIS INCIDENT.

BECAUSE OF FREQUENT USE OF PROFANITY IN ALL OF THE VIDEOS, WE ARE ARE NOT PLACING ANY OF THEM ON OUR WEBSITE,