Louisiana Cops Arrest Man for Video Recording Them in Public
By Carlos Miller
Police in Louisiana continued to reveal that gangster cop attitude that has become so visible in this country thanks to the advent of online videos.
It was only a few years ago that we were forced to take the word of police on the facts that lead up to an arrest.
Now we’re seeing a systemic thug-like attitude within the police ranks throughout almost every law enforcement agency in the country because more and more citizens are asserting their right to record in public.The latest case comes from Louisiana, as we can see in a Live Leak video that was posted 14 hours ago at this time although it is not clear when it was recorded nor when.
It shows that a man sitting in his own car at least 50 feet away from police officers during a traffic stop get arrested because he did nothing but video record.
The video is long but worth a watch because the citizen is very knowledgeable of his rights but he gets arrested anyway in a disturbing abuse of power.
There is a long lag until 8:15 after the initial encounter with police when police return to harass and eventually arrest him.
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Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Department officers arrest Alexander John Leger for recording a traffic stop on his phone
by Joshua Delano
Here is the law by which he was detained:
RS 14 §329. Interfering with a law enforcement investigation
A. Interfering with a law enforcement investigation is the intentional interference or obstruction of a law enforcement officer conducting investigative work at the scene of a crime or the scene of an accident by refusing to move or leave the immediate scene of the crime or the accident when ordered to do so by the law enforcement officer when the offender has reasonable grounds to believe the officer is acting in the performance of his official duties.
B. For the purposes of this Section, “law enforcement officer” means any commissioned police officer, sheriff, deputy sheriff, marshal, deputy marshal, correctional officer, constable, wildlife enforcement agent, state park warden, livestock brand inspector, forestry officer, or probation and parole officer.
C. Whoever violates the provisions of this Section shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, imprisoned for not more than six months, or both.
Acts 2010, No. 349, §1.
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