The Chiefs’ defensive back resisted being handcuffed to South Carolina by an assistant to the York Sheriff’s Office and pointed a gun to his face before it was finally carried away, the video obtained by TMZ Sports showed.
Breeland is currently facing a four-game suspension for a separate NFL substance violation.
The officer threatened to use a taser on Breeland when the NFL player refused to go easy, and after Breeland continued to struggle, he was shot.
“Let me see your hands! … I do not play! Shouted the officer.
Breeland has been charged with resisting arrest, transporting liquor with a broken seal in a motor vehicle, open container of beer or wine in a motor vehicle, possession of 28 grams or less marijuana or 10 grams of hashish and unlicensed driving.
Later, he tweeted, “I was really at a gas pump. Two policemen approached, threw something in my car while the police stopped and the cop saw. I was the only detainee on charges that really shouldn’t be charged. “
The tweet has since been deleted.
The leaders remained silent on the incident until Friday when coach Andy Reid answered questions at a digital press conference.
“I spoke to him,” said Reid. “For now, let’s let it play with the law enforcement side and assess it from there. “
The representation of Breeland also addressed the episode.
“At the time of this meeting with law enforcement, Mr. Breeland was leaving a gas station store after making a legal purchase,” his lawyer said in a statement on Tuesday. “Moments after returning to his vehicle, a 2020 Range Rover with valid temporary paper tags, law enforcement officials approached Mr. Breeland and took out their weapons.
“We are impatient to know why this level of force was necessary. Bashaud Breeland is innocent unless convicted. We look forward to the truth. “