Attacked by 3 cops in my driveway for not showing id!Submitted by timlump on Sat, 06/28/2014 - 12:49
First off some background info. I've been on the Daily Paul for a few years just reading stories, not really posting or commenting. My brother turned me on to it during 2012 elections. I spent alot of time reading and watching videos, especially since I was going through my 2nd divorce at the time. So it was a great place to retreat and learn that my problems were very minimal compared to many people in this country and around the world.
So Yesterday I was coming home from work. As I passed over a bridge about 100 yards from my house, I noticed several sheriff and state troopers talking to some younger guys canoeing around the area. I decide to go to the bridge, which I do on a regular basis, and see what's happening. I was prob around 100 yards from the action. Cars came by and asks me what's going on and I made general conversation with them about it.
I started filming and after about 30 seconds, one sheriffs deputy came by. He asked what's going on and I told him I was just chilling out. He didn't like that answer especially when he realized I was video taping it. When he asked for id and where I lived, I asked what's the problem. He got frustrated. At this point I decided to walk away, which later made me a felon, little did I know. He said he was going to arrest me and then proceeded to speed up and swerve toward me, so I jumped out of the way and started running, video still recording of course. He sped up and got out then did it a few more times. I told him I've done nothing wrong and to leave me alone. I made it to my driveway when 2 other sheriff deputies swarmed me.
They kept asking me for id and where I lived. We had words and then they tried to connect me to the "illegal" activity which just turned out to be some underage guys drinking and canoeing. After a few min of them surrounding me and asked me question after question, demanding information they went to my driveway and ran my tag number. I finally said that they knew who I was cause you just ran my tags. At this point, they started saying they were going to arrest me for trespassing. I just bought a house and hadn't changed my license to my new address. They threatened to tow my car also.
After they found out my identity ran my name for any warrants, they gave me 10 seconds to answer their questions. I didn't comply. My girlfriend rang in and I told her I was about to go to jail and get beat by 3 cops. I was right. While one on my left distracted me the most aggressive one came in low on the right and knocked my phone out of my hand. He grabbed me by the throat and the other 2 held on to my hands while I was screaming to let me go and leave me alone. Then he put his boot into my head smashing my right temple into gravel. Finally after struggling for a little they handcuffed me and dragged me to the car and put me in. They searched me and took off to jail.
Then the officer stopped up at his buddies who were still at the bridge. The state trooper asked what happened so I told them that your little jack booted thugs smashed my face into the gravel. He didn't like it. He said that I should be glad his friends were there or else he would've beat my ass. After a long ride to jail, I was escorted by 3 c.o's to a bench and was chained to it for over an hour at least. He got out his book to see what he could charge me with. He asked me a few questions in which I remained silent on the bench.
After all was done,I was charged with 2 accounts of resisting arrest and 1 evading arrest. I still don't know what the arrest was for that I could evade or resist. These cops also frequent my job, which I am the manager at. I would like some advice on how to get the video from the officers dash cam and how to proceed. I've got videos of the incident that I will update later.
I've edited the paragraphs so it would be easier to read. Thanks for the comments, although most were discouraging. I don't feel like not identifying myself to a another person is reason to attack me, like most of the comments implied.
Thanks for your time