Woman arrested on her own property for filming traffic police who took a loot outside her house
- The police accuse her of obstructing government administration
Charged: Emily Good was arrested after filming police officers
A woman who filmed police officers from her own front yard was arrested after refusing to put down her camera.
Emily Good was in handcuffs after filming the police who arrested a man just outside her home in New York.
The 28-year-old was accused of obstructing government administration after officers said she refused the order of the police officer to leave her front yard and enter.
Her arrest in Rochester, New York, has led to a media madness about the filming of police officers.
The video of Miss Good, illuminated by police sirens, starts with showing a man who is interrogated by a police officer at around 10 p.m.
& # 39; I have just left the house, man, I am sick, man & # 39 ;, the man who has been run over can be heard.
He is led away with the handcuffs and one of the officers turns to the camera and asks: & # 39; Do you need anything? & # 39;
I am just, this is my front yard, I just record what you are doing. It is my right, & Miss 39 good answer.
Caught on camera: Emily Good's video captures traffic police who cover their suspicious handcuffs
& # 39; Not actually from the sidewalk, & # 39; the officer replies.
The video, which was uploaded to the internet more than a month after the Miss Good arrests on 12 May, has raised questions about whether she was within her rights to film or should have listened to the police and to her house had gone.
Rochester Police Union President Mike Mazzeo said the officer in question repeatedly told Miss Good that he felt threatened by her presence.
& # 39; I see an officer with great restraint, tenacity, professional action, clearly giving very clear and concise orders to a person who simply did not do it.
Caught: the moment when officers realize they are being filmed and start questioning Miss Good
Mr. Mazzeo says that what cannot be ignored is the danger that the police encounter every day and says that the fact that she is on her site is unimportant.
& # 39; I think she certainly tried to call in the officers, in my opinion, and that's what's so dangerous, because it's a distraction for what these officers are doing, & # 39; he added.
Went away: the film shows the officers handling their suspects
The police chief has ordered an internal investigation into the incident.
Mr. Mazzeo says the officer told him that Miss Good knew the man who was searched in the video.
He says that because she claimed to have an association with the man, she had further reason for the officer to be concerned about her behavior.
The police chief pointed out that no formal complaint was made by Miss Good.
Her lawyers say it is because Miss Good has investigated a possible civil claim.
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