When Oregon State Police Captain Rob Edwards decided to ram a stopped motorcyclist he estimated had been going 100 miles per hour with his patrol car and then kick him to the ground with his gun drawn he didn’t know the whole escapade was being captured via his car’s dashcam. The biker, Justin Wilkens, has said he had no idea he was being chased, as he couldn’t see the unmarked car’s grille lights or hear the siren inside his helmet.
After being bumped from his bike, Wilkens stands up and raises his arms, asking, according to a lawsuit he filed, “What did I do?”
Edwards, who says he was “frustrated,” then enters the frame, gun at Wilkens’s head, and kicks him in the chest. Ultimately, the encounter left the hapless motorcyclist with a broken collarbone and ribs, requiring a plate and screws to repair.
Last week a U.S. District Court jury in Eugene, Oregon, awarded Wilkens $180,000 for economic and punitive damages, though they did not find that the 41-year-old suffered any harm from having the gun pointed at him. Watch the whole encounter above.