The Free Thought Project has published a report on a video that allegedly shows Officer Darren Wilson — the man responsible for shooting unarmed teen Michael Brown — violating a man’s First Amendment rights.
In the video, he can be heard threatening to arrest the cameraman for filming him. The man who filmed the video said that Wilson did, in fact, arrest him — and he claims that Wilson also lied on the subsequent report.
The man, who told Free Thought Project that he wanted to remain anonymous, said in an interview that “[Wilson] told me I had permission to ‘record’ him. As soon as I started filming, his attitude changed, and he arrested me.” At one point in the video, the officer alleged to be Darren Wilson can be heard telling the cameraman that he will “lock your ass up.”
The man behind the camera also told Free Thought Project that Wilson put on the report that he only gave permission for an “audio recording,” even though his “permission” doesn’t matter. He can be heard in the video telling the man that he doesn’t have the right to record, which is a lie — he absolutely does, per the First Amendment.
The incident happened on October 28, 2013, and the cameraman waited to release the videos so he could get out of Ferguson and avoid retaliation.
Wilson was at the location to look at VIN numbers for two vehicles in the man’s backyard, and the man was arrested for Failure to Obey an Officer. The charge was eventually dropped. A copy of the alleged police report, signed by Darren Wilson, was obtained by Free Thought Project and posted online:
We’re still waiting on a grand jury to announce whether or not Wilson is going to face charges in the killing of Michael Brown. However, the video and subsequent report may offer a look the lauded cop that shot an unarmed teen six times.
Watch the video below: