Arrested For Filming the Police in Largo, Florida (Video)

A reader, who goes by the pseudonym “Mindfire” on YouTube, shared the video content below, regarding the service several employees of the Pinellas County (FL) Sheriff’s Dept. provided to him recently, via the Cop Block Submissions page.

As stated in the video description and the commentary included below, it seems more likely when watching the video that this is yet another instance of someone being wrongfully arrested while lawfully filming the police: “I was filming a search of a vehicle across the street from my house. I was not interfering one bit and backed up when the officer asked. I was charged with obstruction. The officer lied in his report.”

Arrested for Filming the CopsDate of Incident: February 12, 2015
Individuals Involved: Deputy Tyler Green and at least one other unidentified employee of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Dept.
Outfit Involved: Pinellas County (FL) Sheriff’s Department
Internal Affairs Contact: Captain Raymond Whiteley
Phone: 727-582-6229
Email: [email protected]
Area Cop Block Affiliate: There are numerous Cop Block groups (see bottom of post for list of known affiliates) within Florida, including Tampa Bay Cop Watch. In addition, if you live outside Florida, you can find the appropriate affiliate in your area by consulting the Cop Block Groups page or by Starting a Local Group.

Last night, I was arrested for filming a traffic stop. I was in my backyard when I saw flashing lights. I looked out to see a man being frisked and grabbed my phone to record the incident for the man.

When I got there, they were searching the mans car and I asked if he had given consent. The officer who had the man detained had seen me walk up and answered,”We didn’t need it.” The cop who was searching the vehicle only noticed me at that point.

When he saw I was filming, he came straight for me tell me to get back, even though I was not near them. I backed up police-reportslowly and the officer pursued me. He continued to tell me to back up while reaching for his handcuffs. All the while, I was backing up. He then placed me under arrest while all I did was simply film and comply with his “legal” orders. I’ve posted the whole encounter on YouTube already.

I’ve also attached a photo of the police report which you can see does not match up with what happened in the actual video.

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Kelly is a lifelong resident of Las Vegas, who’s been very active in local grassroots activism, as well as on a national level during his extensive travels. He’s also the founder/main contributor of Nevada Cop Block, served as editor/contributor at CopBlock.org and designed the Official Cop Block Press Passes.
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38 Comments

  1. Bet that didn’t go the way you thought huh sport. You shouldn’t take your legal advice from Copblock.

    1. LOL. It’s funny cause it’s true.

    2. Do you ever have a party and invite your other personalities like
      JC and t? What a fucking laugh.

  2. If you film us and we don’t like it…you can be arrested…contempt of cop is a crime.

    1. You are a troll. Whether you call yourself t or JC you are still a troll. What a joke. I can see it a mile away.

  3. Too funny. You say you were in your backyard and weren’t interfering. The video says something different. You were interfering and then you cry foul. Based on this video, the officer didn’t lie. You did. 1:34 minute doesn’t tell anything. Why didn’t you post the whole video?

    1. You’re too funny, douchebag. That’s why everybody laughs at you. Of course, I imagine you’re used to it by now. Probably been going on since you were about 13 or so.

        1. The joke is you expect anyone to believe your shit. It’s obvious t and Common Sense are your other names you use. Did you really think no one would notice? Whata fucking joke.

          1. You are the biggest liar on this site. Why don’t you answer me when I ask why you don’t sign in with Discus? Oh I know, you are a fucking coward and a liar.

          2. If you look up JC’s profile, you can see he’s obviously a troll. Lick many cop balls fucktwat?

          3. Aren’t you the one licking Ademo’s balls?

          4. Wow. What a sweet lady. What a catch you must be

          5. You are JC. It’s obvious.

          6. No doubt about it, Kate.

          7. You would never say that to my face. You would be crying and peeing your pants.

    2. Oh shit it’s this asshole again. What the fuck are you doing here. I thought I told you to shut the fuck up and stop fucking posting your fucking trash. You are a fraud and a liar and a piece of shit. You hide behind a fake identity because you are too cowardly to face me like a real man. That’s right. I called the probation department and and asked them about you. How you fucking expect anyone to believe your fucking bullshit is the biggest joke. They told me you are a huge fraud and a piece of shit just like I thought. Now it is 100% proven you are a con artist and have serious mental problems.

      1. Hey dick head, Why aren’t you signing in with Discus? Which probation department did you call? They aren’t open on Saturdays. LOLOLOLOLOLO you just got stomped with your own bullshit. LOLOLOLOL

        1. I called them yesterday shit head. I called every one in San Diego County and they all knew about you because they have multiple investigations open on your ass. They said you are a known fraud artist and not to believe any of your garbage because you are mentally unstable and you are known to operate under many false aliases when you pull your fraud and conartist scams.

          1. No that is real funny. I thought keepitreal was the biggest liar but here you go lying even more. You are such a clown. Do you do children’s birthday parties?

          2. You are a proven fake asshole. Fuck off and get a real job dick breath.

          3. Interesting. I have a real job. You obviously don’t. Why are you such a coward you won’t sign in with Discus? It doesn’t matter. I did a search and know who you are. You really are a loser aren’t you.

          4. You are a coward and a fake.

          5. All of this from a fake who won’t sign into Discus. I’m sure your opinion validates what an idiot you are.

    3. Why don’t you fuck off troll!

        1. Why don’t you just fuck off the site and get a job instead of your fucked up carrer of being a fucking troll. It is fucking stupid. It’s time for us to meet face to face and settle this shit. Meet me fuck face or you are a proven coward.

  4. Don’t pay attention to the three LOL trolls of cop block (who are coincidently the first three posts, go figure.) You can get free representation from the ACLU although because there was no injury you will have a more difficult time actually getting assistance, but you will get some. Either way, you did nothing wrong and you will beyond any shadow of a doubt have any and all charges dropped and you have the right to sue for felony assault with a deadly weapon, felony kidnapping.

    1. Don’t forget hooliganism

      1. Ummmm…..
        “Not” arrested for filming.

        1. That is correct. I did not say anything contrary to that. This person was, to be factual about this, arrested because the police officer wanted to arrest him. You can attempt to say he was interfering, but that will not work when it comes time for court. Don’t believe me? Wait, watch and see.

  5. “the middle of your traffic stop” is happening on the middle of our public property. Pigs think they own the streets. They are OUR streets.

  6. 2 more criminal cops. All I wonder is how many people they have robbed raped or murdered over there careers. Probably thousands. Its cool Americans like to be robbed raped and murdered by white guys in cute costumes. Americans won’t do shit but enjoy it. So. Enjoy america!

  7. OH my this thread, ” sits back and sips tea”!

    1. It’s the typical trolls writing all of the hate, Mickle. JC, JakeC, t.

  8. Keep those cameras rolling America!!!

  9. I live in this town and can easily see them doing this and worse.. they LOVE intimidation and lies.

  10. More waste of tax dollars because of contempt of cop. No one with a camera ever attacks the Police and they know this.

    Officer should receive remedial Constitutional training, not that most PO’s/LEO’s care anyway.

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