Polite police officer calmly instructs burglary suspect, compliments his eyebrows in body-cam footage

Hope Schreiber
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Cincinnati Police Officer Shyane Schneider was captured being extremely polite to a burglary suspect on her body cam footage. (Photo: Facebook)
Cincinnati Police Officer Shyane Schneider was captured being extremely polite to a burglary suspect on her body cam footage. (Photo: Facebook)

While body-camera footage sometimes sheds a negative light on how police treat suspects while on duty, one Cincinnati police officer’s camera footage of a May 2018 arrest is possibly unlike any you’ve seen shared throughout media.

Officer Shyane Schneider responded to a call of a man attempting to enter an apartment while two residents were still inside. The residents escaped out the back door and were able to alert authorities while the suspect, Gerrod Buchanon, 31, entered the front, according to Fox 19.

Schneider arrived on the scene and spotted a man who matched the suspect’s description, holding items from inside the apartment. Then, she very politely took him into custody.

“Hands up,” Officer Schneider can be heard saying as she raises her firearm. “Get down on the ground. Thank you!”

During the incident she thanks the suspect again, telling him, “Thank you! We’ll let you know what’s going on, OK?” As another officer is searching him, Schneider tells Buchanon, “I appreciate you cooperating with us.”

After he was placed inside the cruiser, and after handing over a television, cologne, and a cellphone he took from the apartment, Schneider looked over some of Buchanon’s previous mugshots. She said, “You got nice eyebrows. Look at that! You don’t pluck them or anything, do you?”

Gerrod Buchanon was taken into custody in May 2018 by a very polite police officer. (Photo: WXIX)
Gerrod Buchanon was taken into custody in May 2018 by a very polite police officer. (Photo: WXIX)

Gerrod Buchanon was found guilty of a felony burglary charge in January and sentenced to two years behind bars. He is currently serving his sentence at a state correctional facility near Columbus and will remain there until November 2020.

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