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Monroe County, NY Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Taxpayer For Asking a Question. Deputy Philip Baretela, Badge 2629: "I suggest you turn around... Are you a bad ass?" (VIDEO)

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July 5, 2014


Monroe County, NY Sheriff's deputy
Philip Baretela Badge 2629 snaps at a handcuffed Ryan Conklin.

By Davy V.

Ryan Conklin is an educated, well informed person.

He's also a Monroe County, NY taxpayer.

And, as any educated, informed taxpayer should do, Ryan questions how taxpayer dollars are being used.

Or misused.

Especially when it comes to law enforcement.

It's his right.

So, that's exactly what Ryan did Thursday night.

While patronizing Henrietta Hots restaurant in Henrietta, NY, a suburb of Rochester, Ryan saw three Monroe County, NY Sheriff's deputies, and as a taxpaying citizen, asked them a question.


An irate Monroe County, NY Sheriff's deputy
Philip Baretela Badge 2629
walks up on Ryan Conklin.

Little did he know the rogue thugs in badges were just seconds away from violating his constitutional rights.

"I went into Henrietta Hots with a friend for food," Ryan said.

"I simply asked three Monroe County Sheriffs, why they all were eating together at Henrietta Hots when it is a busy holiday weekend, and I suggested they be split up and police the area, taking staggered breaks."

During the full discussion, my hands were behind my back in a non-aggressive manner," Ryan adds.

It was then when Ryan says that the Monroe County, NY Sheriff's deputies got up from the table and surrounded him.

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"The three sheriffs got in a triangle around me and I was then thrown against the wall and handcuffed," said Ryan.

The videos, which Ryan's friend recorded, show at least one Monroe County, NY Sheriff's deputy yelling at Ryan.


MCSO Deputy Baretela yelling in Ryan Conklin's face.  

"I suggest you turn around!," an irate deputy Philip Baretela, badge 2629, repeatedly yells at Ryan.

Then, in a classic example of something I have said for years when it comes to law enforcement officials escalating and creating unnecessary situations, instead of deescalating, Deputy Baretela then asks Ryan; "Are you a bad ass?", before walking right up in the handcuffed man's face, then assaulting him by physically grabbing him and pushing him back.

As the video continues, Ryan is seen led outside to the restaurant' parking lot, where he is heard asking the deputies why he is being arrested.

The Monroe County, NY Sheriff's deputies ignore him, refusing to tell him what he is being charged with.

At one point in the video, a Monroe County, NY Sheriff's Sgt. tells Ryan's friend, who is video recording, to step back.


Monroe County, NY Sheriff's Deputy Philip Baretela, badge 2629, assaults Ryan Conklin.

Then, realizing that his deputies refusal to provide a reason why Ryan is being arrested, the Sgt. attempts to justify Ryan's arrest by inserting his own narration on the video.

"He's resisting arrest, he's refusing to comply," the Sgt. says.

Ryan was then driven to the Monroe County Sheriff's B Zone located at Summit Point Drive.

"I was placed in a holding cell for two hours for simply asking our public servants a question," said Ryan.

"Locked in a cell with handcuffs on while a Sgt. was present and while all the deputies frantically looked up New York State Penal Law."

Ryan, who had never been arrested before, and who has no criminal record, was charged with disorderly conduct.

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