Sio refused to be handcuffed. The officers forced him to the ground and called three of their colleagues for backup before he could be contained.
In explanation, Sio said he had drunk six beers that night to knock him to sleep after work. He had been having family problems at the time, he said.
‘‘It was a mistake. I’ve never done that before,’’ he said.
‘‘I took it out on my neighbour by accident. It’s never going to happen again.’’