Monday 24 June 2019

WATCH: Shocking video shows arrested man threaten garda and his family

Warning: Contains offensive language

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Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

This is an example of the shocking level of abuse which gardaí are regularly subjected to while carrying out their duties.

The video, which was played during a conference of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) today, contains threats and abusive language.

It features an angry and abusive man threatening the garda and his family after he was arrested, and the garda read his rights.

The suspect begins by threatening the garda screaming: "Guard or not, I'll f*****g lope the head off you in the car and you can beat me to death if you want."

The unidentified man goes on to demand that the officer pulls over and lets him out or else he is "going to cause murder".

In one of the most chilling moments the man then personally threatens the officer's family: "I'll find out where your wife lives, your kids and do you know what I'll do? I'll ride them."

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