Of course there are two sides to every story. It's difficult for me to see any justification for the officer's actions.
Although the guy may have done wrong, two wrongs don't make a right. What would be the fallout if he were black?
Reportedly, the officer was cleared of any wrongdoing and promoted to detective. LEO's don't understand why there is public animosity toward law enforcement...
So if they wonder why California lawmakers banned LEO’s from obtaining grenade launchers and tanks, this type of behavior may be the reason. I tend to believe the billions of dollars in liability from lawsuits were a top priority.