Police Refuse to Accept they were Wrong:
Police must get ID, even if stop was unwarranted
Another officer, a Sgt no less, who believes he can stop anyone he wants to anytime he wants to just to check their ID!! This is crazy! Auditors are def making a difference by educating citizens about their rights, but sometimes it seems like the officers are getting WORSE!
THIS IS THE DEAL .
“I placed him in handcuffs”
“What was the safety concern?”
“He was resisting”
“What was he resisting?”
“Being placed in handcuffs” FBLG💩👮♂ & F👢L
This is actually really sad. They were so nice & respectful to those cops & you know those cops thought they were going to find something illegal in their car. I’m glad they sued & won $75k.
“your hands are shaking like a leaf brother even your face is” what? Mr.parker was just about the calmest person I’ve ever seen getting pulled over. Seriously impressed with Mr.Parker’s conduct throughout this.“This is how we handle anyone who doesn’t use their turn signals.” They smelled fear and determined it was enough to act on. You know, like a predatorIf Mr. Parker had tried to assert his rights during this traffic stop, I am quite certain these cops would have escalated it to something much worse and possibly violent. $75k pay day ain’t bad, but as a tax payer, I would prefer the cops do their job appropriately.My sons have had many traffic stops in their youth. They claimed the cops were targeting them and were quite rude and unprofessional. It made my sons wonder why anyone would want to be a cop, and thought they were mentally unstable. As a female, I have never experienced what they went through, and now that they are older, they do not get pulled over like they did in their youth.This city is corrupt to the core. The police had bad practices and the fact that the city included a gag order in the settlement goes just how deep the corruption goes. It’s all disgusting, and I was aghast when the man shook the officers’ hands at the end. It’s like thanking someone for smashing you upside the head with a baseball bat.As someone who has passed the bar I consider myself a Constitutionalist who loves what our founding fathers gave us. I just want to express my appreciation for the work you do; I know the amount of text you have to comb over to research each of the statutes you present and the time that goes into each of these videos. Your adherence to the facts and the law are impeccable and I appreciate your efforts and the work you do. Thank you.If a cop sees a citizen is “shaking like a leaf” the correct response is to DEFUSE the situation. Using it as an excuse to search someone is despicable.Why did they remove him from the car for a turn signal, especially when video shows the blinker was going? This is so disturbing! The passengers do not have to identify themselves and certainly not provide a social security number! I hope these poor citizens have in the meantime educated themselves!“Man, I just want people to be upfront and honest with me!” This is cop talk for “It doesn’t matter what you say to me, I’m not going to believe you!” This is all based on the fact that people lie! You are correct, officer, people do lie and you yourself are people!Even if he had failed to use the turn signal, it is simply wrong that all this can be done to him.since when did simple traffic infractions start including searches, pat downs, and invasive acts? what happened to writing a ticket and being on your way? and cops wonder why they are disliked, they create their own disdain.>> It starts with “why are you shaking” ….it automatically sets a precedence for the cop to keep lying and adding details to make you look suspicious and/or a threat.>> Happens everyday………………………“This is how we conduct every traffic stop.” As a middle aged white guy, I cannot fathom getting pulled over for nothing and surrounded by aggressive police. A clear case of driving while black.Congratulations to this wonderful family for following through on calmness and cooperation. We all know what might have happened if anything else turned negative. I was afraid the police might have planted something in their car with all that searching. Congratulations again.4 cops show up at a false turn signal stop? Spot on with your analysis. And kudos to Parker for actually following up. Complaining here is not the same as following up. Hope they take the money and move to a better community.This entire encounter made me feel very uncomfortable. This cop treated him like he was an armed felon from the very start and then proceeded to violate every one of the mans rights that he possibly could. This is absolutely disgusting and this officer should not be allowed to work in law enforcement.>> This what people in the black community have been experiencing for decadesClassic profiling and nothing more. He broke zero laws and they still treat that family like they’re criminals.>> Imagine what that does to his son, to see that. Does that kid look at police favorably? Does he think police are there to protect and serve?
Imagine what that does to his son, to see that. Does that kid look at police favorably? Does he think police are there to protect and serve?>> Let this be a lesson to anyone who has a slam-dunk case against these unconstitutional tactics by so-called “law enforcement”. Never settle out of court if one of the conditions is to keep silent. On the contrary, make a part of the settlement mandatory procedural changes and retraining. (See Jeff Gray’s channel, “Honor Your Oath Civil Rights Investigations”). His lawsuit forced mandatory 1st Amendment training and yearly remedial training over a period of years in the future. I understand if this family just wanted to settle and put this behind them and I’m glad they didn’t just ignore it.I am so glad you’re bringing light to these issues. This very thing happened to me. An officer who had a reputation for being dirty, got behind me & put his lights on after I’d made a left turn. He had been behind me for several minutes so I made sure to stop @ the stop sign & use my turn signal. He lied & said I never used my signal when turning & then receded to search my vehicle. When he found nothing he didn’t even write me a ticket bc he knew he was lying & just let me go. I never even thought about how he’d violated my rights until I started watching your channel. This happened many years ago… I would have never thought to file a lawsuit until now. I’m glad you’re giving citizens like myself a voice & instructions on how to handle these situations... I love how they settled with the restriction of speech about the department or incident … But they forget that there is an entire world watching now that can say what they want when they want !! Thanks for what you do !!The only thing I was worried about when Mr. Parker consented to the search was the possibility of the officers planting illegal substances. I’ve seen cops do that on this channel before.” Your hands are shaking like a leaf ” Look at what you did to this family. I’m surprised nobody’s gone into shock and have convulsions.>> I didn’t see his hands shaking. The cop said that because it is in the script he was following for the record. They have probably done this many times the exact same way.
>> @Mark Mixon facts, the man didn’t look nervous and wasn’t shaking at all>> Exactly. I love the guy was not at all shaking, it would have been reasonable to do so. Especially given the fact that he was probably aware that police were going to jack him up and try to pin something on him>> “And how would you react when 4 armed men surround your vehicle?”>> Damned if you do, damned if don’t. None of those officers went in with an open minded view to the stop. Plus, that poor child has to experience the ordeal and make sense of it all. At such a young age it’s moments like that which impact your development, view of yourself/place etc. Great community policing and relations building /sThe narrator says “I certainly can not fault him for prioritizing his family’s safety over his Constitutional rights“. The fact that in the United States (you know, the land of the free) this is a rational statement reflecting the reality that asserting said rights likely endangers your family is a sad truth indeed.No camera no pay out 💯💯💯💯💯💯This guy did everything right, IMO. He remained extremely polite despite being treated wrongly, he never once became upset, disrespectful, or argumentative. I’m glad they received the settlement from the dept for that awful behavior, but I would have personally pushed to remove that stipulation about criticism.I particularly liked the one cop’s admission to the lady: “This is the way we conduct all traffic stops.”I don’t know why the guy was trying to explain a faulty turn signal when it worked. He almost justified the cops illegal stop by admitting a problem that wasn’t there.I love it when he says “However”“YoUrE ShakiNg LiKe A LeAf” What do these guys expect?! They are about to violate him after making up a reason to stop him. It’s circular, the only reason he is shaking is because he knows they have the power to abuse him and he thinks they will. So they use that as a reason to abuse him. Makes me sick.As a non-American, I’m shocked that he’s pointing out that the man is shaking. I’d be scared for my life. American police are unpredictable.
I find it despicable that Wal-Mart refused to allow her to pay for the items. If one of those employees stepped in and noticed her diminished mental condition, and then allowed her to pay, then this confrontation would not have happened.“I was going to pay for it” “but you didn’t” BECAUSE THE EMPLOYEES REFUSED TO LET HER! My god this officer is not only a monster thinking he’s some big shot for taking down a mentally unwell, little old lady and thinking he freaking knows what happened when clearly he didn’t. I’m glad she filed a lawsuit against them and both no longer work for the police dept as well as charges against them. I hope they get found GUILTY for this behavior because they KNEW they were in the wrong, and proceeded to try to cover their tracks. I feel so bad for Karen, she didn’t deserve that.
As a caregiver in a memory care facility, this brought me to tears. Absolutely sickeningThis victim reminds me of my Mom who died just over a year ago from dementia. It’s hard to believe anyone (especially law enforcement officers) being so cruel to her and lacking basic humanity. Kudos to those who came to her aid in her time of need.“She started running”Liar.Absolutely disgusting.I started tearing up seeing him dislocate her shoulder.Wow what a hero for hurting an 80lb elderly woman with dementia.It’s ironic the cop tells a stranger to get all the facts before rushing to judgment.Officer: “this is what you get when you mess with the police” Also Officer: goes to jail, gets public outrage, humiliation, and makes taxpayers pay 3 million dollarsI’m crying for this poor woman. I’ve a hidden disability that causes me to behave this way from time to time. It’s TERRIFYING.He seriously celebrated that arrest? What’s to be proud of,the way he just had to prove what a “boss” he was, right! By throwing a tiny, little, old woman to the ground because she “resisted arrest”! Bollox! She made you feel small when she didn’t stop and you had to show her the full power of your authority!! Pathetic!! Now the guy in the white car, the one who stood up to the officer and told him he saw the whole arrest and she didn’t try to run away once.. he’s a boss! Edit note – actually he’s a dam hero!! He risked getting wrongfully arrested to help her! We need more people like him in our world!This’s so heartbreaking. As a nurse, I worked with dementia patients for over a decade and the thought of any of them being treated this way makes me sick. When the officer first approached her, she was pleasantly confused and smiled at him. I’m sure she had no idea why this “nice young man” was talking to her. You can see it in her expression. With that in mind and understanding that a police officer’s roll in society is “to protect and serve”, it makes this one of the worst videos to watch. In that way, it reminds me of the video showing a man sweetly call a kitten over to him in a park, and when the kitten came running over to him calling, he kicked it through the air. The innocence in the world is too often crushed by the evil people in society. We have to stand up to those who crush that innocence. Can you imagine the pain and confusion Ms Garner was experiencing?… and then shackled to a bench with lacerations and fractures for hours without medical treatment. 😢 Anyone trying to say “He didn’t know”, watch his reaction to her after she’s in his vehicle and back at the station! He talked to her like a child because he knew her mental state was that of a child.
You forgot the young man who confronted the police officers when he saw conduct that clearly disturbed him and struck him as wrong…. I’d give that young man an A.I like how the dude stands his ground when the cop lies and says she was running “I seen her the whole time, she wasn’t running”.Whats really horrifying is that the sergeant, and pretty sure everyone else in the dept, approved of the behavior and didnt reprimand the officers until they were sued“No action was taken against the officers until a lawsuit was filed…” The fact that a lawsuit was required in order to get the bad apples removed, speaks volumes.A law needs to be passed that prohibits fired cops from being hired by other departments
It’s satisfying to finally see officers held accountable for their conduct. This used to be completely acceptable conduct for police, and now they not only get fired for it, but they get charged as well (as they should).The absolute balls on that guy to confront two random cops in what obviously isn’t his first language or his native country is amazing. What a hero, hats off to himI wish one of these networks would give you a nationally syndicated show. I thank you for your channel. I really think your videos would help inform the public as to what is wrong with the way police do their job and could help bring police reform. I really appreciate what you do. THANK YOUThe fact he easily and quickly deescalated the bystander situation but couldn’t do the same for an elderly woman with dementia is just sadOddly, I’m upset with the Walmart employees for calling the police and escalating the situation. I’m not advocating for stealing, but it was only $13 worth of product. Walmart isn’t going to suffer over such a petty loss. Just let her take it—it was not worth the broken shoulder or trauma she suffered.As someone who’s grandmother is in a similar state, I have nothing but loathing for the officers involved and the Wal-Mart management that all failed to help this woman. Just a couple of simple questions could have sorted out that she was having trouble, but no, they all had to treat her so terribly.“You’re resisting, which isn’t going to fly with me” shows what a pathetic man he is when he feels the need to assert his dominance over a little old lady.Where I came from, people would line up in the store to offer paying for what the old lady took. As we where raised to respect older people No matter what and this is what Im passing through to my kids. Seeing that lady go through pain not knowing what’s going on really hurts me. I hope she’s doing fine now.“Dont judge the scene before you get all the facts.” Sometimes, irony just writes itselfAs a caregiver who have seen many of these patients, this broke my heart.As a former officer this made me sick to my stomach. I love old people and we much protect them at all costs that’s level of force was completely unnecessary. I was literally pissed watching this video. I’m glad she sued the s*** out of them! And shout out to that citizen who stood up against these wolves dressed as sheepdogs! He need a award as well.I’m so glad that the police in my country get at least a 2 year training and in those 2 years and constantly after as well are being trained on how to deal with mentally unstable or ill people, development issues, physical ailments, confused people etc and even with aggression and stubbornness. You rarely see stuff like this or anything on this channel for that matter happening here.I am getting sick and tired of departments allowing officers to resign in order to to not be held accountable for their actions, and not being put on the list.Isn’t it funny how police can immediately charge a citizen for resisting arrest all while carrying around “qualified immunity” where it takes months to years to prove their unprofessionalism? I’m an advocate for getting rid of qualified immunity and letting officers carry their own insurance similar to malpractice insurance that doctors and nurses carry.This could have been my mother who suffers from similar conditions. I cried throughout this video – disgraceful conduct..“I’m going home. I’m going home.” This poor woman. My mom suffered from Alzheimer’s. It’s horrible. I’m shocked these officers didn’t recognize there was a mental issue here. Just horribly sad.I didn’t even make it 2mins into the video and I’m already furious! The sheer level of ignorance. The amount of fear and confusion that woman must have felt is unimaginable. I lost one of my Grandparents to Alzheimer’s disease and it was heart breaking to watch her mental decline and how it affected her. Some days were almost like she was blissfully unaware but other times it was like she suddenly realised what was happening to her and what she was losing. The dread, fear and confusion in those moments were devastating. So watching this poor woman be mistreated because people don’t have time to consider or due to their ignorance figure out that there is an explanation for her behaviour is so hard to watch.Edit: 7:56 oh freaking awesome, so it’s even in their own policies which means they WILL have been trained in this stuff?! So it’s not just ignorance. It’s WILLFUL ignorance!I live in Loveland CO and cant beleive this happened. To think a $13 that she never even took was treated like this is so disrespectful and sickening.Man, I have never seen anyone so proud of oppressing a weaker person. The cop seems so proud oh his actionA reasonable person knows how fragile elderly people are. Knowing this, this is an assault in my opinion.It really angers me in the beginning how overly righteous and condescending he sounds when he speaks to this poor woman, who clearly is suffering from some kind of mass confusion/mental health episode. They can’t approach suspects like this like they’re pure evil, it isn’t black and white, you have to at least try to communicate properly before using force and immediate judgement. Edit: The citizen stopping and catching the officer in lies and asking for his Sargent was AMAZING.This one breaks my heart. My mom & aunt are at the age where they are becoming frail like this. If I saw an officer man handle one of them like this I would probably wind up in jail. Pick on someone your own size! He could have literally pinched her sweatshirt sleeve & that would have been enough to overpower this tiny old woman. She is clearly not a threat to society at large. Stealing is wrong regardless, but this is a tricky situation. The officers had no way of initially knowing that she was mentally disabled. I can agree with that. But they could absolutely see that she is a frail old woman & made better decision about use of force. & btw calling them “peace officers” makes me sick.I wonder these days if there is a truly honest well trained and following the ‘To Protect and Serve’ cop anywhere in this country?? I was in law enforcement in the 70s and was proud to serve, but these days even I have a whole different look when I see an officer, wondering if they are corrupt or not. That is so sad!Nobody would have ever known about this if it wasn’t filmed. This is what has been going on for years. It’s hard to watch, but there’s unprofessional cops in every state.It’s absolutely amazing how the cops can all convince themselves and each other that they have done nothing wrong. Doesn’t matter what they’ve done – they all group-think themselves into believing that they acted within the law. It’s laughable. The only hope is that they watch the video in private and see what everyone else sees. Why couldn’t the cop see that something wasn’t right – does he not have a mother? Does he not recognise when someone is behaving oddly? He could have given her a lift home and made sure she was safe – it wasn’t like she was public enemy number 1.the arrest itself was very difficult for me to watch.. she’s visibly confused and the officer immediately resorts to using physical force.. i hope she’s doing okay this must have been physically and mentally traumatizing for the poor ladyI know exactly when the shoulder injury happened. That was when he was controlling her arm causing her pain on purpose to teach a lesson or for self pleasure because she was not complying with him.Update to this is that their Sargent Metzler- who participated in dropping her on the ground while loading her into a police car and signed off on this abuse as acceptable was allowed to work until he retired with full pay. The police chief Ticer who hired the miscreants, and also approved the beating they administered to this grandmother, now works in a retirement community in Arizona. Please pray for the unsuspecting seniors he will be “helping”………She’s 73. He tells her if she kicks him “things will be bad”. Clearly this man was itching to beat up someone in cuffs. He had no intention of using just the amount of force necessary to stop the threat.always nice to hear a officer say ‘i don’t care’ during an arrest especially when they don’t know all the details.This video makes me furious every time I watch it And then how they laugh and joke later at the jail is some of the most egregious shit towards an elderly person I’ve ever seen12:56 I refuse to believe that the cops were celebrating injuring an elderly woman. What is this world coming toAn update: Officer Hopp has been sentenced to 5 years in prison and 3 years probation. Accountability is getting better, next step is to stop the entire concept of internal investigationYou can tell how disconnected this cop is with everything. He treated this whole situation like it was a game.>> The cop sounded like he was getting happy in the beginning of the stop. Like he was happy about finally being able to use some action.>> Hey the cop was just playing GTA5 role play as a admin so it perfectly fine
>> Sounds like an 11 year old chattering with his gaming buddies
>> @sergantawesom I bet in his childhood he was the kid that would beat up a smaller kid and take his lunch money.
>> Is it just me or are these officers huffing and puffing over a 73 year old lady.I’m a retail manager. This is appalling. If the “customer” offers to pay for the stuff, that’s acceptable. My first issue is with the employees who should have accepted payment and then simply told her she’s not welcome there anymore. (NOTE: That’s regardless of knowledge of mental capacity). My second issue is then with the police where it became obvious that she does have some mental disadvantages. Either way, the police were wrong in their approach. They didn’t bother to talk amicably with her. It was immediate detention.This is so sad that this lady went through this. I am thankful she did file the lawsuit and won however, the pain had to be so excruciating. Elderly don’t heal fast. I will be waiting to see or hear their trials. Thank you for sharing these audits.The fact that concerned man wasn’t even fluent in English and had the bravery to confront that aggressive cop was amazing!!! He must of been prepared to go to jail.Cops should have NO means to delete footage, EVER. There’s no reason for someone with so much power to have more access than a retail employee has with cctv cameras.Right from start, in the first 30 seconds, even I could see the lady was not 100% – 5′ tall and 80lb with dementia does not pose a threat. The whole thing could have been avoided if he just stopped for a second and reassessed the situation. He could have explained it to her, given her a ride home, talked to the caregiver who would have probably gone and paid the bill at WalMart. And good on that dude rolling up and challenging the cops treatment of that lady.You can hear the joy in this man’s voice while he’s man handling this frail old womanI remember a time we’re old ladies and ladies in general we’re treaded with respect. Today police in America seem to see in humans only criminals and non criminals. No nuance’s whatsoever. Sad.The fact that there was an “internal review” and they found this use of force “reasonable” shows just how corrupt most internal reviews actually are. “We investigated ourselves and have found nothing wrong”.Cops so many times just spew out lies without hesitation so often on these videos it’s ridiculousWhat kills me is that she tried to pay and they just confused the crap out of her instead. I don’t think I have ever seen such a aggressive Wal-Mart employee.Aw what a sweet young lady! I feel so bad for her. I really hope she is getting the care she desperately needs after such a traumatic encounter 🙁Just once it’d be nice to see the cop say to the concerned onlooker, “Here are the things you need to file a complaint. Thank you for looking out for this community and keeping us honest.”That pos officer’s tone of voice is infuriating. He was talking to her like a small child but physically manhandled her like she was an NFL linebacker. The fact that their bosses tried to sweep it under the rug until they had no choice but to break the blue wall is why people hate the police.Friendly reminder that the prosecutor who dropped the charges reviewed the body cam footage and only dropped charges to protect the officers involved in hopes that this body cam wouldn’t be released to the public.When the lady just kept saying she was going home in a confused tone they should have suspected something wasn’t mentally right with her and they should have been more accommodating.It’s amazing how this officer just had no clue. It’s obvious this lady had an issue from first contact. You could see how clueless she was when she turned around. She had a confused look on her face and that was very clear.There is just one major problem here. When the woman was stopped at the store by a store employee she offered the store employee her credit card to pay for the items she was walking out with. She offered to pay and instead the store employee said no and took the items back from her. Thus no crime was committed.This is why I teach my children to respect the law and authority, but always keep your guard up around the police.I disagree. They showed just enough force to restrain the perpetrator at the time of confrontationThank God we have officers out there protecting Walmart from losing $13 what would our world be like without them complete chaosThe way the cop physically, without speaking, threatened to destroy her shoulder when he was saying don’t kick at her terrifies me. He could have ruined her rotator cuff just with how he was pressing her arm.The cop’s tone of voice genuinely upsets me. It’s so condescending I’m disgusted and if I met him in a bar or something I don’t think I could hold a conversation longer than 20 seconds with him.That’s why these cameras are so important. Cops like these need to be held accountable. The fact that they tried covering their tracks makes this far worse. We need to normalize disciplining officers who abuse their power more.I used to do undercover loss prevention and it was a district supervisor where I live. Why in the hell didn’t the Walmart employees let her to pay for the items and leave. I hope they got fired and get sued as well.The manner in which she said “I’m going home” should have been an immediate indication that she is confused and not a threat.>> Exactly. It shows the officers not only lack a brain, they also lack a heart.>> @utubepunk having people skills is frowned upon within most police departments
>> The fact she was 80 pounds should have made it clear she wasn’t a threat.
>> They should know signs of dementia. They know every side effect of drug use, they should know mental health as well. I’m going home is something I heard my grandpa say many many times.
>> Repetitive and disjointed speach, no sense of surroundings , inability to ascertain a situation. Clear signs of mental illness. Maybe drug abuse. But that’s a grandma who lost her marbles and is in need of help, not policing.
>> Attempting to delete body cam footage? That’s corruption at its core. Punching down and chest bumping during and after the incident infuriates me. Glad justice was served on the police for misconduct.The most disgusting thing is their happy tone the entire time. They became police to harm people without fear of reprisal and accountability. Think how many more of them there are.I didnt know that trying to pay for items you forgot to pay for and having the items taken back and then leaving counted as stealing, attempting to steal or warranted being tackled.Scary how much fun he was having and how condescending he was to the citizen that confronted himThis situation boils my blood as former LEO. I was giving the officers the benefit of the doubt at the beginning. No way they could know she had dementia and she wasn’t a habitual shop lifter. But the way treated her without any medical attention and she laid on that bench in pain while they watched the body cam footage and celebrated the arrest of a 5 foot 80 lbs grandma, is disgusting. The reason they watch the footage was because of that concerned person witnessing the excessive force so they could come up with an excuse if he filed a complaint.Something similar happened in my town. They arrested her and then released her in the middle of the night with no phone or care. She was found wandering the streets by her family a day later
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If I was sitting on a police review board I would recommend this officer for a psych test and retraining. I see 2 major issues here. 1) His main job was to back up his partner. Hard to do that when your not backing up your partner. 2) He took a supervisor away from her job. He knew exactly what the law was and tried intimidation to get his way all he ended up doing was failing to do his job.What’s crazy is cops like this get promotions instead of being fired like they should beIt’s worrying to have anyone walking the street who is unstable, but even more worrying when the unstable person is wearing a police uniform and carrying a gun. The miserable looking sergeant took no control of the situation whatsoever and allowed the unstable cop to keep ranting over her and she even condoned his worrying behaviour by saying that’s what he’s like. An appalling example of policing that gets a zero out of ten.Funny how he changed his story. Both of these cops are liars.OK, this cop is certifiably crazy! He has ranted for over a minute straight and says he is not the one creating a scene? Wow, denial ain’t just a River in Egypt.The cop was so afraid of this guy that he turned his back on him, hilariousThis is a perfect example of what’s wrong with law enforcement today, officers forget who they work for.Remember it is legal for a cop to lie to you. You can not trust anything they say so don’t you say anything to them.It’s funny how he talks so normal to his sergeant but he was so loud and aggressive and raspy to the auditorIF I were this officers Chief, I truly would tell this cop to calm down for his own good.He comes across as ineffective and hostile.“Did I ask you for ID?” The level of cowardess once his boss was there is amazing… She says “No, he explained to me pretty well”… What did he explain? Surely not told the truth. I’d pull up the bodycam footage and send it to her… is that what he explained to you pretty well? I guess not.Maybe that cop met the first citizen who ain’t afraid of his loud and deep voice and attitude at all. He clearly changed his manner during the interaction. That filming guy was so calm and did a great job!Between cowardly cops and covid I’m really tired of the word safety. It’s just like crying wolf too many times.And that’s exactly why we need to film The Police because we know exactly what they are capable of doing so for our safety and our fellow civilians safety we need to police you Mr officerMost people crack under that type of pressure, that’s why even after knowing the law most officers continue to ask for ID.Camera guy handled that very well. Even made the cop laugh cause he realized how ridiculous his little rant wasAmazing how they ask “what, you have something to hide?” when their aggressive verbage and demands are because they have something to hide!I love the way they CHOOSE to come up to harass photographers but it’s always the photographers fault that the cop made that decision!! UNBELIEVEABLE!Yes they can ask for ID, but being told a dozen or so times” no”, is hardly vague. Asked and answered 12+ times. That’s attempted harassment and intimidation,grind you down til you (may) give in.What a punk. There is no reason for this contact except to attempt to intimidate this photographer. He can ask all day and no one is obligated to give up their rights. These cops know the law and choose to ignore it because they can violate people’s rights with impunity.I’m a roofer, I’ve fallen from 2 story houses for almost any reason as simple as looking down. My jobs way more dangerous then any cop. They mostly die from pulling people over on the freeway to rob them. Can’t feel bad for a crook!So by the officer’s logic the photographer is creating a disturbance if he films them without identifying himself. And not creating a disturbance if he does identify. This cop has lost his shit, I really hope he watches this video and sees how stupid he sounds! Photographer your policy is to identify, officer yeah and your policy is, photographer I don’t have a policy, I’m dying over here. This cop is killing me, gunphones oh my God, we need more interaction with this officer.Shoot.. classic roid-rage! Scary that there are folks like him walking around out there with badges and guns. Sad to see the lady cop put her head in the sand and cover for his obnoxious behavior. No good will come from protecting a guy like him. Next time he will cause bodily hard or perhaps kill someone and then what will she say… “no I don’t see a problem – he explained it to me and makes sense”? This guy is the type to get butt-hurt easily and I can see him planting drugs on people down the line or giving the next guy he comes upon a beating because that guy isn’t holding a camera phone… bummed to see this happenNo one needs to imagine how many law abiding citizen’s this out of control paranoid cop has f’d with over the years and how many he’s falsely arrested for HIS ego and butthurt. That dude has zero business being police, he’s disgrace. And tell the next grandma that shows up who backs up the paranoid losers that she is dismissed and can go have her prune juice. You good cops out there and yes there are some, you don’t have to wonder why so much of the public despises you now. There are hundreds if not thousands of videos like this and far worse of batshit cops trying to intimidate, threaten, falsely arrest, and brutalize law abiding citizens. Your fellow cops have earned the disdain and in many cases hatred.“I think we are all on the same page” She was deliberately saying “you know we violate rights and intimidate the public, and we know we violate rights and intimidate the public”Gotta love how these cops dance all around what they really think, and that is they have a badge and they can do whatever they want to you because your nothing.When a cop says filming is stopping them from doing their job that means they’re unfit/incompetent for the job and they’re suffering from a.d.d. They need to turn in the badge and quit.This cop is a flagrant intimidator. What you prefer, he will violate. He tries to install a policy on your side, and then tells you he has “a right” to ask you for ID. This is true, but you have a right to decline. Now, back to the Constitution and your oath – what was that about rights? Officer safety is one form of blame shift. But they also use YOUR safety to direct you into what they want. They authorize themselves to have authority over you and “safety” is their way in, but they work each side to qualify your rights. Nothing this cam man is doing gives the cop anything to work with. This cop isn’t just bad. He’s outta date. Sounds like he took his test when the qualifications to be a cop were relaxed or set lower. Actually, he sounds like an a$sh*le. How’d you like having that voice in your ear, being his wife. Ugh…!Sergeant: “No… he’s just like that.” Me: “Well then maybe he shouldn’t be interacting with the public… find him a nice desk somewhere so he doesn’t make your department look bad.”This guy HAS to be a former marine drill sgt. Just look at his stance, demeanor, hair and graveley voice. He is NOT used to being told no. Great job by the auditor standing his ground!I live in Milwaukee and I had my rights violated so many, many times with the Milwaukee police department and surrounding counties we need more auditors HYPOCRISY AT IT’S BESTFor someone concerned about his safety he sure is quick to turn his face away and look away when he talks on the radio.He’s one of those guys who scored too low on the ASVAB to be allowed in any branch of the military.I worked with a guy with a voice like that and he was just as aggressive and loud. But as soon as the boss was around, so quiet and calm. Pissed me off so much I quit. Asshole wins again….Lol, this cop should have just asked one question then left. I’m sure his boss was real happy to be called out to that urgent matter 😂.It absolutely drives me nuts when law enforcement officers abuse and violate people. I watch to be educated. What these auditors are doing is priceless.Old video. But, when ever a cop wonders why you won’t provide ID, ask for theirs right back. “Are you trying to hide something?”I love how he says he’s worried about the drivers safety and his partner but stands in front of you the entire time. Next time ask him why He’s claiming he’s worried for their safety, since the supreme Court said they have no duty to protect civilians. Also the next time one of them says in this day and time and all the things that are happening – ask what things exactly is he talking about because I would be willing to bet he couldn’t name even one. Ask why he’s so worried about his safety when his job doesn’t even rank the top 10 most dangerous jobs you can have. They continually show that the things they say are nothing but propaganda with no basis in reality.What a big box of rocks that cop is. He’s the one that’s escalating this entire thing. He should be doing his job in shutting his mouth. This shows just how intelligent and professional that he is 😡12:30 – So because the rare concern comes up, EVERYBODY is a suspect, everybody is potentially a criminal. Right? So this cop admitted they see each person as a threat – “you know how it is out there.” So, what? There is one in 40,000 who would harm a cop, and that increases with population. Now we find justification for how THE PEOPLE are treated, and rights are violated under an assumption that you are already something you aren’t yet. Same thing with this cop. You are exercising your rights, where you should be, and then he conveys what your lawful actions ARE into what he needs to make them, by context. Sorry, dumb cop. You can’t reassign an ‘action’ (toward intent) because laws can’t be installed to contravene the Constitution and our rights. See how “they” corrupt the view, the perspective? It’s less obvious these days but “they” still do it. “They” just don’t insist it the same way. After all, “what ate you gonna do about it?”
I really hate it when a cop says he will “ allow “ someone to do something already legally allowed.
It’s like the police are actually trained to escalate situations.
I like the way that both cops abandoned the guy with the weed in order to attack the guy filming them. Shows which activity they consider more threatening. And they wonder why people hate them.
“We will allow you to record”. This says exactly how the criminal thinks about the citizens he serves
“You don’t walk up behind me!!”
So if he had walked up to him from the front would it have been ok? How do police not realize that flying off the handle at completely innocuous shit is exactly what makes people dislike them?
Ive been a cop for 11 years i have my masters degree in legal studies. I firmly believe every cop should have a degree whether its a associates bachelor’s or masters in law studies. So many uniformed cops out hereYou should have a webpage that updates about all these cases when they get resolvedSo escalating a situation with a taser is a good way to de-escalate. Noted.The cop starting the confrontation when the guy was still at least 50 feet away. That’s an awfully big bubble of control“You can film me from over there in that parking lot” Ah yes, the privately owned parking lot, that he probably has no right to loiter in. LolSo is this cop just arresting everybody who is walking within 30 feet of him?I’ve actually been pulled over by that cop. He is incredibly unprofessional and confrontational even for something as minor as a burnt out headlight.Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is watching. What’s it called when you do the wrong thing while being recorded?He wasn’t actually scared. He’s an insecure little boy who wanted to use his authority to control someone who made him angry. If he was actually scared, we don’t need cowards like this in law enforcement. This is the type of person who is going to end up discharging a weapon on a person who poses no threat to him.What I would like to see is an audit in which two auditors participate: the first auditor simply walks by, either not directly recording, or very inconspicuously recording, and the second auditor walks by in the exact same manner as the first but is very conspicuously recording. I believe that type of audit would really show the motives behind officers making contact with an auditor that is recording.The worst bit is that deputy is like one of those kids that just says “get away from me” while walking towards them.>> Or texts “stop talking to me” when no one texted them lol. He’s INSANE.>> I love how cops say, “I’m asking you,” when they’re really commanding you. Explains their poor communication skills and why woman might not want to date them. 🤷🏻♀️Imagine thinking that a random dude standing over ten feet away filming is literally preventing the officer from doing his jobIf he was not recording, this cop would not even pay attention to himAllowing police to define what is “hindering” leads to arbitrary definitions and capricious enforcement. In this case you “can’t walk up behind us” could apply to someone just minding their own business, but obviously this is contempt of cop. The real issue, though, is that police paranoia is institutionalized, and they are allowed to take anything short of enthusiastic compliance as a form of threat.“You’re going to jail.” If you wanna illegally arrest someone, sure. Can’t wait to see Harford county get sued. Their police are ridiculous.Fastest escalation I’ve ever seen, I’m honestly impressed!We will “allow you” to exercise your constitutional right! C’mon man, that’s some BS!6:15 Sheriff: “We will allow you to video.” I didn’t realise that citizens had to seek permission from police before performing constitutionally-protected activities. And how generous of them to “allow” it.I work with an ex cop, he said they are trained to “make excuses” and guide the narrative in the direction they want it to go.>> Of course, when an officer is asking you what seem to be inane questions, they are just trying to steer the conversation into you saying something “suspicious” or incriminating. If an officer is investigating, they want you to talk as much as possible, nothing they say can be used against them, everything you say can be used against you.@ Drew. Yep, but when they come across a citizen who knows their rights and challenges the cop, that’s when they start feeling threatened cos their egos are being dented. This cop was unnecessarily aggressive and abusing his power.They are trained to see is they can lead you into an arrest. Thats why they fish for anything. Shake… Weed… A smell…. A dog… Random search. All those things can “lead” you into BSYeah, this cop made excuses. His statement about how he got no problem with people filiming in principle doesn’t hold up in light of how he acted overall.I love that his narrative is that he was being approached from behind but you can clearly see in the video he watches him walk the entire time lol. They are real time story tellers!literally every cop on here: “you’re making me angry and taking up my time even though I’m the one who approached you in the first place and did the confrontation so I’m going to arrest you“ TBH at this point I don’t think cops can just say “Well we drop a invisible bubble and if you get in it you get arrested”. Like if they really wanna do that then they can make a physical bubble by putting traffic cones or something around the area and then go to court and make it illegal for pedestrians to go in that area unless instructed. I don’t know why this is so fucking hard to do. It’s like cops just want to arrest people for the fun of it.Idk, threatening to electrocute someone seems like a “use of force” to meHe doesn’t want someone walking up behind him, well, he stopped the auditor from walking to the front of the traffic stop, where he would’ve been in their view. What about the vehicles driving behind him? Does that bother him, too?It’s interesting how the officer knew the exact path of Mr. Reyes and at the same time he managed to approach him from behind. :))The officer repeatedly asked him if he could help him and when he approaches the officer to answer the officer’s question the officer starts yelling to back up and points a weapon at the citizen.I’ve been watching ATA for a long time and it was today that I saw a video in my Home town of Harford County and I can attest to just how terrible the officers employed by the HCS are at best sub par and use intimidation tactics on citizens all the time as well as harassment and other dishonest tactics and the HCS definitely need some reformCop asks him “can I help you” twice and then arrests the guy for walking up to him. That’s virtually an open invitation for the guy to approach the cop.“You can film us from the front” Even though he was yelling for him to back up essentially preventing that from being possible…Love when cops use new terms to lie. “Sir, you popped our bubble and now you’re under arrest”.“I believe in your rights”… “but I believe they don’t mean shit, unless I decide they do.”It’s amazing how quickly and aggressively the cop escalated an otherwise peaceful situation.My question for that sheriff is, would the same deputy have reacted in the same way if the photographer had instead been a young mother pushing her baby in a stroller? I somehow think not.Thanks, as always, for your excellent commentary. The deputy has anger management issues…he was so aggressive towards Mr Reyes, and created a problem where none existed. The taser threat was unjustified. It is odd that LEO units investigate themselves, rather than having a neutral outside investigative organization. Imagine if hospitals, etc were run in this manner.So if the dude wasn’t holding a phone recording this and just walked past would the cops have acted in the same manner and accused him of hindering?Whenever cops say that they ALLOW citizens that haven’t broken the law to do something, you know they’re about to get themselves in trouble. They think they are the boss of the public rather than the public being their boss. This cop went out of his way, stopped doing his job and hindered himself.I’ve watched tons of your videos. I believe this is one of your poorest assessments. Mr. Reyes did not identify himself until much later on. He walked behind a single deputy at night. Mr. Reyes was confrontational. Mr. Reyes was ignorant of the law. The deputy escalated the situation as well and was not well-informed on the law either. Both should get D- for just piss poor judgment. Mr. Reyes should plead out. He will lose the court case while probably making some fair points on his ‘constitutional rights’ . Good luck!