Police, The Fourth Amendment, Qualified Immunity

Arrested for recording a policeman doing a search

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From the Pixiq website, a man is arrested for recording a search of a vehicle (does not seem to be a vehicle owned by the citizen-recorder or anything like that). No civil suit yet, but watching the video, it struck me how nonsensical the “officer safety” pretext was in this situation. A commenter at Pixiq put it better than I could have:

He’s well out of handgun or knife range, way past anything remotely imaginable in a Tueller Drill, but the officer wants this “threat” to move out of sight but within rifle range? Yeah, good luck making that appear reasonable.

Written by Burgers Allday

October 10, 2011 at 5:39 am

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