Kamina making Simon look good so his love interest Nia becomes more attracted to him.
When the drugged-up suspect starts advancing on Nia, Simon immediately loses his fear and subdues the (much larger than Simon) suspect with a fire extinguisher, a taser, and sheer nerves of steel. Looks like Simon's love for Nia still lets him be badass in this continuity.
The brief look we get at Nia's ecstatic adoration for Simon's heroism seals the deal.
Really, most character interactions with Nia is bound to produce this effect.