(KMOV)-- St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom spoke out Wednesday about the YouTube video showing an officer repeatedly striking a man with a baton.
Isom was featured on “The Charlie Brennan Show” on KMOX.
Brennan asked whether the officer could have been feeling the impact of too much stress, to which Isom responded:
“We try to monitor things by looking at factors in their performance, to see if strain is exhibited in their performance. It's not an exact science. You have to try to look at the factors and see if you can intervene.”
Isom said he never condones excessive force, but wants to reserve judgment until he gets all the facts.