Fair enough, but since when is that illegal? It certainly didn't justify a punch to the head--assault is definitely illegal.
Overall i feel like you're an asshole.
I'm not a lawyer, but I bet somewhere between deliberately acting suspiscious, fleeing from police, as well as resisting arrest (closing doors on him), there is something illegal there. Or at least, enough to raise the suspicion.
Also, you were running, slamming doors on him. High on adrenaline, you cant even remember if he yelled at you to stop or not. I'd bet he wasn't even trying to punch you in the face, but somehow between you trying to get a way, you just ended up exposing your face at just the wrong time. But even if it is true, you'll just deny it now and use at least one f-word replying to me, won't you?
Unfortunately, I live in Canada and the government covered my hospital visit and CT.
I'd press charges if him punching you/tackling you caused any significant injuries to cover medical expenses.
Wait wait wait, WHAT? this needs to be bolded and appended to the OP before anyone even replies anymore. You actually wish you had to pay extra money JUST so you could get a retribution from a cop you delibertaely incited?
What the hell is wrong with you? Do you get off on provoking and screwing people around you???
However, I still have pain and difficulty chewing, even though it's several days later (not to mention the increased exposure to cancer-causing X-rays from the CT scan, and the public embarrassment of being put in handcuffs).
OH NO NOT THE CANCERS! NOT THE EMBARRASSMENT! If you're gonna be a twat and provoke people, then at least have the dignity not to act like a goddamn panzy when you get what you are asking for. I bet the cops wrist hurts more than your jaw.
I'm pretty sure that I wrote it was my fucking office building.
More angry, unwarranted, profanity-ridden replies. I don't think we are convinced you're enough of an asshole yet.
Bullshit. I did not resist once he caught up to me ... I was fleeing, but stopped once he caught up and did not resist.
Yea but you resisted all up to that point, including slamming doors on the cop, which is a pretty valid reasons for being suspicious of your behavior, and extra caution on his part was warranted. If I had some shady guy late at night with some shiny objects hidden under his shirt fleeing from me, I'd much rather punch him in the face once than get stabbed in a dark alley somewhere.
He had no right to arrest me
And he didn't arrest you. What's your point?
because I had committed no crime. I don't know where you live, but in a civilized country arbitrary arrest is not accepted practice.
Lol, are you seriously playing the "civilized country" card? If you are, I don't think you understand how civilized countries work.
No one in the history of any civilized world has ever been arrested for committing a crime. You get arrested for the suspicion
of commiting a crime as backed up by evidence (such as fleeing from a cop
or resisting arrest by trying to slam doors on a cop you are fleeing from
). Whether you commited it or not is decided later (in court, and that is where, as someone pointed out, "innocent until proven guilty" comes into play). And you have acted suspicious enough.
Not that it matters because YOU WERENT ARRESTED. Stop victimizing yourself.
Seriously, when I read your first post I just thought you're a dumb kid bored of life. But after your latest replies, I can see you're a dumb kid AND an utter twat who provoked and incited the cop and now is wanting retribution for retributions sake. Never mind law, nevermind courtesy (which you don't deserve) and nevermind professional code of conduct. You acted like an asshole and you deserve what you were deliberately
asking for. Karma is far more efficient than any police force, innit?