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Thu Dec 11, 2014, 04:06 PM

Cops use taser on woman while she recorded arrest of another man

Source: Ars Technica

A 36-year-old Baltimore woman claims she was tased by police and arrested while filming the arrest of a man with her mobile phone, according to a lawsuit to be served on the Baltimore City Police Department as early as Thursday.

Video of the March 30 melee surfaced online this week. Police erased the 135-second recording from the woman's phone, but it was recovered from her cloud account, according to the Circuit Court for Baltimore City lawsuit (PDF), which seeks $7 million.
Kianga Mwamba was driving home from a family gathering in March. Stopped in traffic, she began filming the nearby arrest of a man who she says was kicked by police...

...While in custody, she gave her phone to an officer to show the video that she didn't try to run over anybody. The video was allegedly erased from the phone in what her attorney, Joshua Insley, described in a telephone interview as a "coverup."

The police department said in a statement that the language the officer used was "both offensive and unacceptable."

Read more: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/12/cops-use-taser-on-woman-while-she-recorded-arrest-of-another-man/

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jayfish Dec 2014 OP
guyton Dec 2014 #1
ManiacJoe Dec 2014 #2
KansDem Dec 2014 #3
Sparhawk60 Dec 2014 #4
GreatGazoo Dec 2014 #5
crim son Dec 2014 #7
NickB79 Dec 2014 #6

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 05:47 PM

2. The video suggests an easy win for the woman.

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 06:15 PM

3. When did cops start using "fuck" and "bitch" when addressing those they protect and serve?




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Response to KansDem (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 07:43 AM

4. I Love Cell Phone Cameras

 

I love cell Phone Cameras, cops can lie all they want, then some one steps up with a video, and the cops get caught lying....again.

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 09:03 AM

5. the cops don't seem to make any attempt to block the filming

they tell her to move the car and she says she can't pull over because there is an officer in the way. I'm thinking the cops will say this was about what she did with the vehicle not what she did with the camera phone.

They say she stopped in the middle of the street and stayed stopped after the light turned green then hit an Officer in the legs with her car.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-ci-video-arrest-20141209-story.html

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Response to GreatGazoo (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 15, 2014, 08:25 PM

7. If so, why would the video have been erased from her phone?

It might have served to back up the officer's story, or at least put the situation in context.

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Response to jayfish (Original post)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 04:43 PM

6. Kianga Mwamba

Gee, I wonder if the cops made any assumptions about her based on her ethnicity?

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