I really didn't feel like his force was excessive. It seemed to me he showed a lot of restraint actually. He only hit her once, he didn't beat hte crap out of her. She was a seventeen year old girl and he was a grown man who could have likely knocked her out. And he didn't. He hit her once and restrained her. And she initiated contact anyways. I don't agree with cops being unnecessarily physical, but I didn't feel like he was out of line.