A BART police officer was at the West Oakland station and responded to the distress call. The officer removed the man from the car and while he was attempting to arrest him against a wall, shattered the glass above it. The officer and the suspect suffered multiple injuries in the attack, the officer requiring stitches.
Gibson now faces battery on a police officer with injury, public intoxication, obstructing and resisting an officer and disorderly conduct.
“This is a use-of-force case that we will thoroughly investigate,” BART Police Patrol Commander Daniel O. Hartwig said. “We will review all available information and video and are requesting anybody with any other video or information to please come forward.”
Portions of the incident were captured by BART security cameras on the platform and inside the train, as well as passenger's videos which have started to appear on YouTube.