“You’re impeding with my investigation by causing me to come over here right now.”
June 24, 2014
A video uploaded to liveleak Sunday shows Glendale California’s finest, in a hilarious situation.
A man riding his bike down the street saw a DUI checkpoint so he decided to stop and take a picture.
As soon as he stopped, Glendale Police Officer Bolton came over to tell him that he was impeding his investigation.
The only interference we see in the video is coming from Officer Bolton himself, being worried about someone filming him.
Citizen: “How am I impeding your investigation?”
Bolton: “Because I’m not over there investigating right now.”
As if the man filming forced the officer to come over and harass him. This was a blood boiling moment of cop logic fail!
However, karma quickly came full circle as the suspect that Officer Bolton was detaining then fled the scene because of Bolton’s absence.
These cops were not going to let this embarrassment slide, however.
After they lost one suspect, they tried to create another one by detaining the camera man.
Here is the camera man’s recount of the situation and the video that goes along with it.
After going to the corner, I continued to film everything that was taking place.
I was here for about 10 minutes when I noticed one of the officers that had the guy detained walk up to me. I stayed where I was doing nothing wrong.
He then came up to me and told me to sit on the curb you are being detained. Me being a free citizen who had done nothing wrong, told him, ‘no’ I had done nothing wrong.
He then started getting physical and told me to put my arms behind my back, I asked what crime did i commit, and he told me “I am under investigation.”
I said for what, he then replied and said well that’s what we’re are trying to figure out. Last time I checked you are innocent until proven guilty, but in this case I was guilty until proven innocent.
After resisting being detained he eventually got handcuffs on me. I was still standing and he had told me to sit on the curb.
Angered by this whole situation I did not sit when he told me. So with all his body weight, he pulled me by the chain of the handcuffs to the ground where I then hit my head and fell right on the cuffs which caused them to squeeze my wrist.
Still confused about why I was being treated like this, they sat me down for about 15 minutes when officer Bolton showed up spitting on the ground in front of me, being extremely rude.
They accused me of knowing the guy because I looked at him when I walked by and we made eye contact. Does that make sense?
First of all, does everyone who walks buy someone being arrested or detained automatically know them? Second, If you thought i knew him then why didn’t you ask me that when we first made contact, and why did you let me go?
After me not talking, and them threatening (bluffing) to take me to jail numerous times, even after I still didn’t talk. They let me go, Scott free, telling me to have a nice night, after abusing me like an animal or some criminal. I went to the hospital to find out I had a sprained wrist.
I dont know why cops feel they are some divine soldiers of god, where they can just go around doing what they please. Some may argue I should of just minded my own business in the first place, but after being abused by these cops numerous times I like to LEGALLY get as much documentation as possible, when I can. I didn’t yell out pigs!, I simply Stood at a distance and wanted to take a quick picture. I also don’t know what the guy was detained for.
Why are cops so afraid of a camera?
Originally the article stated that this was Glendale Arizona, however it was Glendale California.