Harrowing bodycam footage captures cops as they take down NFL star Chad Wheeler during domestic abuse arrest
HARROWING bodycam footage captured the moment cops took down Chad Wheeler during a domestic abuse arrest.
The NFL player was charged with domestic violence last month after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend Alleah Taylor at a home in Kent, Washington.
Footage of the arrest – which was obtained by TMZ Sports – begins with cops kicking down Wheeler’s door.
Once officers enter the home, the video switches to just audio and in it police can be heard struggling as they take down the Seattle Seahawks player.
Wheeler can be heard repeatedly apologizing to his alleged victim and telling her: "I love you."
Cops then say that Wheeler is resisting arrest and warn him: "If you don’t comply with us, you’re gonna get hurt."
At one point, the NFL star asks police: "Please don’t shoot me."
Officers escalate their threats as Wheeler continues to fight back.
In the clip, a cop says: "You're gonna get f**kin' tased if you don't knock this s**t off right f**king now, you understand me?
"You're gonna get the f**k knocked out of you, so knock it the f**k off."
Wheeler responds: "Please, I'm sorry, I'll do whatever you guys want."
An officer then tells him: "Then stop f**king fighting!"
In the end, cops manage to handcuff Wheeler and tell him he is going to jail.
The victim reported the incident to 911 as she called the emergency services gasping: "Please help me now. I'm gonna die."
Shocking photos of her bloodied face were shared online.
Speaking for the first time since the alleged incident, Alleah told CBS This Morning that she had to have bolts and a steel plate put in her arm after Wheeler attacked her.
She said: "I still have to regularly get my concussion checked… I have bolts, and steel, and a steel plate I'm gonna have forever in my arm… I'm gonna have…gonna have to deal with this the rest of my life."
She spoke of how she was concerned for her boyfriend, who she had been with six months, when he decided to shave his head.
She said: "He loved, just loved his long hair. Refused to cut it. And it surprised me, and it worried me.
"I came home. And Chad was trying to play it off as if he just kinda cut his hair.
"But then, as time went on throughout the day, he started going downhill emotionally."
She said that she told police it was the beginning of a "manic episode" and that she knew Wheeler suffered from bipolar disorder.
Speaking of the moment he allegedly attacked her, Taylor said: "He stood up. And he told me to bow down. And I asked him why. And he didn't respond. He just told me to bow down again.
"And I told him no. And he immediately grabbed my neck. And that's when things began," she said tearfully.
The harrowing details were revealed after the player was arrested on domestic violence charges.
Wheeler was charged with first-degree domestic violence assault, felony domestic violence-unlawful imprisonment and resisting arrest.
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