Unruly White Doctor Complains of Being Treated Like a Black Person During Arrest
A video has gone viral on social media showing a white doctor who was being arrested at the Airport complaining about being given the black person treatment by the police.
The video showed the doctor struggling with police officers and yelling, “You’re treating me like a black person!” when he was being arrested for disorderly behaviour.
The White doctor identified as Dr. Jeffrey Epstein, 59, a geriatric physician in Lakeland, Florida, later came out to say his statement during the scuffle with police officers was staged to make a statement regarding race relations in the United States.
Police officers from the Orlando Police Department had found the doctor at the ticket counter after being called in regarding his unruly behaviour where he began yelling about his imminent arrest by the Police.
Doctor Epstein then flew into a long tirade after being informed that he had lost his flying privileges due to his behavior; the whole event was captured on Video.
As police escorted the doctor out of the line he removed his backpack, threw his hands in the air and told officers to make an arrest. He then turns to one of the officers and said,
“He’s a law enforcement officer and he’s trying to provoke me. Do you know how to de-escalate things, genius? Do you have training, genius? Do you want to test me?”
Three officers then move in to restrain the doctor, who started screaming as soon as he was tackled to the ground,
“Don’t beat me up, you motherf***ers! They’re treating me like a f***ing black person!”
Doctor Epstein was then handcuffed and led away from the scene by the police officers who found some marijuana in his pocket much later.
He was taken for medical attention when he complained of chest pains, while undergoing medical examination he told another officer that he had created a very big disturbance on purpose.
He was then charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence, trespassing on a property after a warning, and disorderly conduct.
The Doctor however told a local news station much later that he acted the way he did in order to prove a point about forceful police tactics on black people.
According to Doctor Epstein,
“If you’re going to do this to a white doctor who’s 59-years-old, for doing nothing, then why would black people trust you? I’m a conservative Republican, I’m a Trump guy but until the police fix this problem, I don’t blame black people for being upset when they get arrested.”
Epstein insisted that he was in danger and became deliberately loud so that everyone could see what was happening to him.
“I was in danger! I was being loud because I wanted everyone to see. I wanted everything to be out in the open. Big companies have to take care of their customers, and when they call the cops in, they got to de-escalate, not escalate.” He said.