Everyone knows this watching COPS chasing trailer trash girls. There is now an actual SCIENTIFIC STUDY to prove the point. Dealing with angry intoxicated women is usually the Kobayashi Maru moment where there is no victory for anyone in uniform. Smoke bombs and flash grenades might work with some people. Intoxicated women from Florida usually require something more serious like a streetcar full of New Orleans parade cops or a tomahawk missile.
Additional research has also shown an increased occupational risk to police officers from naked people.A study from Georgetown has shown that calls involving suicide by cop are more violent when perps are naked, because nakedness “conveys important information about an individual's mental state.” Simon, Naked Suicide J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2008;36(2):240-5. True ‘dat.
A case in California awarded benefits to an officer who had the unique occupational hazard of pepper-spraying an Occupy protestor and became depressed by negative publicity. Comp was there for him. Maybe the protestor had less fire and more pepper spray in his eyes. Missouri has no specific provisions in its comp statute to exclude benefits involving injuries with excessive force. "His jaw ran into my fist" is a perfectly good claim.
People may never agree whether the police department in Ferguson was in the wrong or the right. Those issues will be vetted in other courts for years. The Ferguson story will ultimately play itself out many times in the Missouri comp system.
Comp is a no fault system. It doesn’t matter who’s wrong or right. Maybe by then the song of angry men may have quieted down, although I doubt it.