Does anyone know the full story behind this incident?
As an Explorer at LVMPD, I was/am taught command presence is key. You are the police and you are in charge of the situation. (Well, you should be, thats your job) I think he should have called the subject out of the car and took control. It's odd the way the stop was initiated. He has the subject stopped car nose to car nose and while hes coming out of an automate gated area. Something we don't know about must have occurred to make the officer initiate the stop that way.
I guess this kinda puts a whole new meaning on, "You don't have to win your fights as a police officer, you just have to survive them until back-up arrives."
Its hard to say because I don't know the background info on this...just my $.02