Driver presents ID to police, but does not hand it over.

Traffic stops lead to fraught encounters with American law enforcement, which is why this stop between a LA County Sheriff and a local cop watcher is so illustrative of the power of turning the camera around on police. In this episode of the Police Accountability Report, we break down what happened and explore how the techniques used by cop watchers can actually prevent police from making questionable arrests.

Police sent 9 officers to this pretextual traffic stop because he wouldn’t hand over the identification and get out of the car when they escalated the scenario.

If it is righteous to drag a man out of his car when you allege he ran a red light, why do police actions change with introduction of a citizen’s camera.