Original video https://youtu.be/S01EvBA0Y3U
- This cop is an huge embarrassment to all law enforcement officers …he yells and screams at the citizen, but when he gets on the radio, or his own supervisor approaches, he completely changes his demeanor .
- 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 be
- The cop was so afraid of this guy that he turned his back on him, hilarious
- 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.
- Funny how he changed his story. Both of these cops are liars.
- IF 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.
- COP – “Ok, now that you’re filming me and everything, let me see your ID”.
ME – But officer the only crime here is your haircut.
- This is brilliant. The dude was so chill he deserves an award. Great to watch thankyou
- I like this auditor. He sounds so relaxed. Like his sarcastic laugh aswel
- It’s funny how he talks so normal to his sergeant but he was so loud and aggressive and raspy to the auditor
- This is a perfect example of what’s wrong with law enforcement today, officers forget who they work for.
- 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!
- Camera guy handled that very well. Even made the cop laugh cause he realized how ridiculous his little rant was
- If you listen he lays it out. He’s asking. He says it time after time. “Is this a lawful question?” Yes. “Is it an order?” I’m asking. I have a right to ask. Take them at their word and break off the contact. That said, this cop is a jagoff. He yells and people comply. He’s at a loss to what to do when someone doesn’t respond the way he’s used to.
- Opinion: “Prior restraint” This is a “consensual conversation” devised by the cop to consume the time and attention of the camera operator, with the sole intention to distract from the event.
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“You we’re hiding in the bushes” at what point was he hiding in the bushes lol!He wanted to arrest him so bad “when you’re going to jail it is gonna be real funny”“What’s crazy is he knows he’s wrong and you know he’s wrong and you’re still going on”. Yep. The thin blue line.I wish we could see them driving away. The UNCG code of conduct is online. It took me 1 minute to search for identification. Nowhere does it say you have to produce ID except in a hearing.
>> I agree when the cop started saying keep your hands out your pockets off camera who knows what would of happened. He was walking backwards to his car..lol ..WTF what a !!COWARDThe crazy thing about some of these cops is they have gotten away with things like this in the past. If it wasnt on camera he would have been arrested and the story would have been different. you see how he stated you were in the bushes, what “THESE” people do at times. Not all, not all, but a lot of them. It’s in them
>> Now that Officer did violate that students 4th Amendment Rights. The Sgt. Knew her Officer was wrong…and she still tried to cover for him. Comply…make it home alive… then contact an attorney. That’s the smartest approach.At the school I attended COC did indeed list showing your student I.D. to security and cops. Nevertheless, there’s a lot of people walking back and forth, so how is he unusual or suspicious? Besides, why sets up a camera on a main road if you intends to commit a crime?
Anyone who is doing a deposition on excessive force or shooting someone should NOT be able to wear a weapon. He looks like hes fighting a grin
I remember this incident. He straight up murdered that guy and we’d have never known apart from someone filming the cops.
He had his gun to protect everyone there, but who’s there to protect everyone from him?
The worst is the cop cannot just comply and leave his weapon outside the room. That is clear intimidation by the cop. Honestly I would have rescheduled for when he was off duty, taking up his free time and forcing him to disarm. The cop laughed about killing someone, I would be scared about pissing him off and having him shoot everyone.
Can’t IMAGINE how bad this cop would do with his “council” in a courtroom, if he’s this confrontational at a deposition…..this guy came in KNOWING he’s guilty and trying to find a way out. Clearly a “rules for thee but not for me” phycopath that OPINION could argue should be in jail….but FACTS at least show he should not be allowed to be a cop.
…..because he is the type of cop that has the mentality; “it’s this gun, badge and uniform that gives me power and respect, without it, I am nothing.”
That article you linked to gives much more background. This cop is clearly a cold blooded killer, but the whole department actively tried to cover this up.This is why, in my opinion, depositions should not take place. There is no judge there to control things. Lawyers interrupting all the time, and the cop never answers anything.Just looking at him you can tell he should not be a police officer. His disgust of the pesky citizens is very visible. Government protects government.I’m at 8 minutes and he has yet to answer anything beyond basic questions. The amount of bickering between attorneys is sickening compared to what this guy has done.This is what is looks like when a cop doesn’t give a damn. It’s not his money on the line. He’s not really going to lose anything.. might have to change agencies at worst.The mannerism’s of this officer being deposed, the grins, smirks tell me that no matter what is said he’s home free and screw that fact the county will have to pay out a huge loss, its not his money its tax payer dollars so he doesn’t care at all maybe because his is armed right now and dangerous. This is for everyone police never socialize, associate with non police, they don’t attend non police picnics BBQ’s graduations birthdays party’s for all ages restaurants and some bars if they are not police connected and that’s a FACT! How in Gods name can this officer forget so much, can’t remember, didn’t know the rules of police policy, how is this possible?It amazes me how cops are never prosecuted under title 18 U S.C. sections 241 and 242 and held accountable for their crimes.
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!
Imagine being so insecure and cowardly that you treat others with such disregard. That officer is a disgrace.
Great job officer. You really have the publics trust now.You are spot on. The majority of cops are children. Arrested Development. They are not professionals under any reasonable American definition under the purview of any professional state licensing board. They are not officers, because they are neither in the military or college graduates. Cops receive less than 1/3 of the state mandated training hours required of barbers and beauticians. And they come nowhere near the number of training hours required of every single tradesman (Electricians, Plumbers, etc.) in every state. Tradesmen measure their training hours in years; cops in hours.The public are the enemy in the eyes of the law.If these cops put all that energy they use to harass the cameramen into fighting crimes they would not have time to be harassing people over some bs. This cop is acting so childish and unprofessional.Like I always say… We the people are guilty until proven innocent in the eyes of law enforcementHe just admitted that they have a confrontational mindset 100% of the time, that’s so dangerous for members of the communityDoes anybody know the legal definition of the word de-escalation? Because from what I read and what I know the cops are doing just the oppositeWhat’s bothering me about this interaction is that this cop is acting so unreasonably this man did not bother the emergency worker because he assumed the man was attending to an emergency that would be the ambulance and fire and rescue so he went to the one vehicle who was standing alone outside of the situation looking for a human being in the car to speak with no one was there and deputy dog over there had a bar in his butt and instead of just approaching the Citizen and saying can I help you do you know we don’t want you too Close to the car or anything along those lines he begins immediately barking and then everything from that point forward is very sharp edged and testy rude and condescending. This is not how we mend community police relations cups like these need to be trained on how to speak to people if you’re immediate interaction with someone is rude and disrespectful or confrontational then the person you’re speaking with or at in this case is going to treat you with that same regard and that same energy. It all falls back to treat people the way you want to be treated. How can I trust someone who’s supposed to uphold the law and won’t even follow the policy of his own department. He has a job his employer says this is what I expect of you and he openly chooses not to fulfill that which is in his job description but I’m supposed to say even though he won’t do the simplest of things required by his job I should trust him to protect and serve my life and my community. That’s unreasonableWhen they say “that’s great! I’m recording too” is an admission of either guilt or ignorance. They can’t wait to express how much they think know best. They don’t trust their own car locks, of course they don’t trust the community.I was trained “treat everyone like your grandmother, but always have a plan to take them down.” But then again, my instructors were were cops back in the 80s in small towns so community policing was their forte.“I’m a cop, we always assume the worst.” What a pitiful life he has... This officer is highly unprofessional. He needs to understand who he works for and treat the citizens with respect. This is why officers like That earn the hate they get.Cop: and this camera is recording too.Auditor: we’ll see if that is true when I request it.Here in the UK it was common for us military and the cops to be wary of anyone near our vehicles as we had plenty of colleagues murdered by car bombs fitted by terrorists – especially the IRA (that received quite a bit of funding and arms from America, but only a particular community knows that). By contrast the Americans haven’t had to examine their vehicles, personal or work, using mirrors and torches, but it’s something I still do despite having retired in 2008 after 30-years as a Royal Marine Commando!There’s little to no reason for cops in a group to be paranoid especially to this degree. When was the last incident of an actual attack on a police car, let alone a police department? It hasn’t yet happened, but if the cops keep alienating the public there may come a time when the cops are considered to be the tyrants maintaining the status quo and thus justifiably a legitimate target.It’s easy to foresee this, so why are the cops continuing to bully everyone they meet when a bit of civility, professionalism and empathy can prevent them from being the targets their deluded minds already believe them to be? Besides which, those targets on their backs were put there by themselves and there colleagues with every act of brutality, excessive use of force and killing of innocent civilians.I’m pretty sure that cops are not taught (anymore) to treat the public with courtesy and respect. It would go AGAINST their training to treat every civilian as a potential threat.These cops just show their true face every time they can’t get away with their intimidation. What is wrong with standing by a cop car? Or filming it? Then comes the officer safety spiel which they use as an excuse for their harassment. They forget the police cars belong to the people!Lol mad about you putting that on replay. I’d like to add one more thing, them “recording” ISN’T reliable, even if the law states they MUST record, they can EASILY say they “lost” it, it was “stolen”, and/or use some other wack excuse to remove themselves from any accountability. I wish I would simply rely on them both in person AND on the phone, yes, I record that too.What better way to escalate a forced contact where there is no controversy and blame the person that they contacted.Wow, where do these people come from, that claim to be the guys in the white hats. I just don’t get it, these people really do think that they’re better than everyone else and that somehow we’re suppose to treat them as if they were the anointed ones.The main reason most thug cops HATE to give their name and number is that would be taking a direct order from a lowly civilian. When you are strapped and badged, you do not answer to those lower life forms.
Mt. juliet police department
- The reason that police officer asked you to get out of your car was a power trip and it made his ego feel bigger.
- This gentleman just exposed what the public is up against and certainly is NOT the treatment we pay for. The fact that this supervisor can NOT be honest just further highlights the problem with cops.
- As soon as a cop says, this isn’t a courtroom. You’ve proved they have no case.