Source: Steve Watson
A Florida sheriff’s deputy was caught on video snatching a cell phone out of a man’s hand as he filmed a traffic stop, describing the device as a potential weapon.
The 25-year-old man, who wishes to remain anonymous for his own safety, has a concealed carry permit, and says he has been targeted and stopped scores of times due to “racial profiling”.
“We don’t need you calling people,” a deputy is heard to say in the video saying before confiscating the man’s phone as he documented the scene.
In a follow up email to news station WFTX-TV, Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott stated that “The probable cause traffic stop, K9 alert, presence of a firearm, and (name omitted)’s lack of candor created a scenario where the potential for (name omitted) to summon others to the scene…
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