The video, obtained by TMZ Sports, appears to show McDowell, 23, exchanging words with a Lathrup Village police officer outside a local gas station in February. McDowell initially asks for a supervisor and does not comply with an order to sit in his auto after an officer says he observed McDowell's Jeep speeding and spinning out on the road.
McDowell eventually disobeys the officer's commands to sit in his vehicle and enters the gas station, leading to a physical altercation that knocks over several shelves of food. The police officer tased McDowell, but he ripped it out, and then continued to fight back.
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As the second officer arrived, McDowell appears to reach for the officer's handgun but she was able to pull away.
At one point the officer took out his taser and pointed it at McDowell, while demanding that he lay down on his chest.
The free agent and aged Michigan Teach defensive tackle used to be pulled over after authorities reportedly witnessed his jeep spinning out while speeding.
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Because if you listen to him, you get the good things. "I'm just now starting to use my legs again". I just go out there and play, see what happens. "If anything, I could just learn to be like that".
"McDowell was eventually charged with 2 counts of felony assaulting and resisting, 1 misdemeanor count of operating while intoxicated and misdemeanor driving on a suspended license."McDowell is now facing two counts of felony assaulting and resisting, one misdemeanor count of operating while intoxicated and misdemeanor driving on a suspended license".
McDowell would possibly perchance maybe be heard continuing to refuse the officer's request outdated to in the damage going in the rear seat of the automobile.
The officer was eventually able to subdue McDowell before backup arrived to help put him in handcuffs and lead him to a squad vehicle.
A simple traffic stop did not have to result in an altercation or defensive lineman Malik McDowell arrested, but it did, and the video makes it look even worse than it sounds. However, TMZ recently reported McDowell has a BAC or Blood Alcohol Content level of.189 which is twice the legal limit.
McDowell refuses, and the officer tases him.
McDowell, still not following orders and asking to speak to a supervisor, was ultimately tased.