Video has surfaced showing what appears to be infamous Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer Darren Wilson arresting a man for filming him.
The video was uploaded to Youtube today by an unidentified individual that asserts he was arrested by Wilson who then lied on the report.
“He told me I had permission to ‘record’ him. As soon as I started filming, his attitude changed, and he arrested me,” the man told the Free Thought Project.
The man says Wilson put on the report that he only gave him permission to “audio record,” implying that he needed permission to exercise his First Amendment in the first place.
According to CopBlock.org, Missouri is a one-party consent state when it comes to video recording. This means that wiretapping laws on the books used in other states which prosecute the filming of public officials are not on the books there.
The short video appears to show Officer Wilson accosting the man filming after asking for his name and whether or not he was taking pictures.
“I’m not taking pictures, I’m recording this incident sir,” the man can be heard saying in the footage. “Do I not have the right to record?”
“No you don’t,” the officer, who is allegedly Wilson says before grabbing the man and telling him to “come on.” The footage ends.
Watch the raw footage:
According to the defendants copy of the police report the incident occurred on October 28, 2013. The man says he waited to release the video because he was scared of retaliation and wanted to move out of Ferguson before publishing it.
The man says Wilson was at the location asking to look at the VIN numbers of two vehicles in his yard when he started recording him.
The mans says he was charged with ‘Failure to Obey an Officer,’ a charge that was dropped.
Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who fatally shot unarmed teen Michael Brown is legally allowed to return to active duty if he isn’t indicted by a grand jury.
But, an internal department investigation into Brown’s death would still need to take place to determine whether or not Officer Darren Wilson can come back, Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said.
Jackson was earlier quoted by NBC on Friday saying that it was unclear whether Wilson would want to return to the St. Louis suburb’s force. If the grand jury does return an indictment, Jackson said Wilson would most likely be fired.
Wilson is currently on paid leave.
Police State Daily attempts to reach the Ferguson Police Department for comment were unsuccessful.