A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s sergeant handcuffed a man for video recording a sheriff’s department from a public sidewalk, an action he found suspicious.
But video recording government buildings from public sidewalks is completely legal and no grounds for detainment.
If anything, the man committed the crime of keeping his phone in the vertical position while recording, but we’ll forgive him considering it’s appears to be his first video.
Sergeant Brooke L. Thomas, Sr. begins by demanding his identification, but the man refuses on the basis he is not committing a crime.
The man then insists on asking to speak to a supervisor, but Thomas insinuates he is the top dog.
They go back and forth as we’ve seen so many times before until the man agrees to allow Thomas to frisk him.