Man Who Refused To Show ID at Sunport AcquittedSubmitted by Allegory on Sun, 01/26/2014 - 22:44
By Lloyd Jojola
Journal Staff Writer | Albuquerque Journal
In a case that garnered nationwide attention, the Seattle man accused of disorderly conduct and other crimes following his refusal to show his ID at the security checkpoint of the Albuquerque airport was acquitted of all counts Friday.
A Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court jury found Phillip Mocek not guilty on four alleged offenses.
Mocek was "very pleased" with the verdict.
"I think probably most significantly from the case we found via testimony from a (Transportation Security Administration) representative and from an Albuquerque police officer, they both testified that, in no uncertain terms, you do not have to show ID in order to fly and that you can use cameras in public areas of the airport," Mocek said.
In November 2009, Mocek, 36, refused to show an identification to TSA officers and began filming the process and confrontation that ensued with TSA and airport police personnel at the checkpoint area....
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