Earlier today, video footage was posted online of police officers arresting former WWE star Shad Gaspard over the weekend for an incident that started off as a jaywalking offense and quickly turned into Shad allegedly resisting arrest. TMZ.com has released Shad Gaspard’s mugshot picture, which you can view here.
Sgt. Rich Weiner of the Columbus Police Department told TMZ that according to the police report, Gaspard was observed by an officer walking in the roadway and obstructing traffic. He says Gaspard ignored an officer’s request to get out of the street and refused to provide the officer with ID when asked several times.
Sgt. Weiner says the officer tried arresting Gaspard, but he “broke free from the officers as they attempted to take him into custody.” Sgt. Weiner says the video of Shad on the ground being man-handled by several police officers does not show the events which led to him “being put on the ground and being placed in handcuffs.”