A cell phone video, pulled off of Ismaaiyl Brinsley’s Facebook page prior to it being deactivated, showed an interaction between law enforcement and Brinsley taken a little over a year ago.
In the video an officer claims the dog signaled for drugs on Brinsley’s bag. But there was nothing remarkable that could be pinpointed as the dog even signaling. After the officer claimed the dog signaled, Brinsley refused to let him search his bag.
“The dog is indicating on your bag here. So that gives us probable cause to search the bag.”
Brinsley questions the officer as to the dog having not signaled on his bag saying,
“He didn’t bark or anything.”
To which the officer responds,
“Have you been to dog K-9 training school? If you haven’t been you probably don’t know how my dog indicates.”
“You brought the dog over here twice. It left the first time after it sniffed the bag you brought it back over.”
The officer confirms he brought the dog over twice, then tells Brinsley,
“Listen sir. I’m asking you a simple question would you like to do it on the bus or go outside.”
The officer then attempts to force Brinsley to quit filming the encounter, telling him,
“While I’m doing that and conducting police business your not gonna film me so you can turn your camera off.
Brinsley then tell the cop,
“This is public,”
referring to the established right to film an officer engaged in the carrying out of his official duties, to which the cop responds,
“No sir not while I’m conducting a police investigation.”
The cop can then be seen forcing him to quit filming the encounter, claiming illegally that he must stop.
Perhaps this gives even a slight glimpse of insight into the mindset of the killer as recent events have transpired.
Jay Syrmopoulos is an investigative journalist, freethinker, researcher, and ardent opponent of authoritarianism. He is currently a graduate student at University of Denver pursuing a masters in Global Affairs. Jay’s work has previously been published on BenSwann.com and WeAreChange.org. You can follow him on Twitter @sirmetropolis, on Facebook at Sir Metropolis and now on tsu.