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Baltimore County Police assault student for filming arrest in Towson

  • From WBAL-TV

    Police probe video of fight between officer, man in Towson

    The incident captured on a cell phone happened over the weekend after bars let out in Towson, MD. Police were making arrests when a University of Maryland Baltimore County student pulled out his cell phone, waved it at officers, and began filming.

    Police became enraged and confronted the man and shoved him telling him he did not have freedom of speech.



    A Maryland judge ruled that it is legal for citizens to film public officials.

    One of the officers pulled the student aside, telling him “Do not disrespect us, and do not not (sic) listen to us. Shut your mouth and walk away or you are going to jail.”

    The student then asked if he was committing a crime, and the officer told him that the student just lost his freedom of speech.

    The student, Sergio Gutierrez, believes his friend was arrested that night and charged with disturbing the peace as a result of his filming the arrest.


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