I'm not going to comment on anything the officer did wrong, he had his hands full. I wanted to fault him for not calling for backup sooner until I found out he didn't have a portable. This doesn't make sense for a one man car to not have a portable radio on the officer.
The original theory of one man cars, was to double the coverage of the same area by taking 2 officers and giving each a car to patrol the same area. If an officer needed help his partner should be close by.
Administrators didn't grasp the theory and decided one man cars were a great way to cut the cost in half by putting just one man on a beat instead of two.
This officer needed a hand as soon as he had trouble getting them pulled over. A partner in the car is instant backup, requesting backup is the next best thing. Not having the ability to call for backup without putting yourself at a tactical disadvantage is a tuff decission.
With all the above said, the entire incident would not have occured if the Federal Government had performed their Constitutional duty and secured our border from a forign invader.
How many times in American history has the United States used military force against Mexico because hostile forces from Mexico crossed the border into the United States?