In the summer of 2014, an article on a drug bust in Florida’s Ocala Post noted the arrest of Derrick Price, 43, on charges of armed drug trafficking, drug possession, and resisting arrest. The accompanying photograph showed a table full of drugs and guns. It’s the sort of case where few are inclined to question the official narrative, and body-camera footage seemed to confirm that the suspect had resisted. It’s very shaky and doesn’t quite capture the man on the ground, but there’s a lot of commotion and a bunch of cops repeatedly shouting, “Stop resisting! Stop resisting!”
Now watch the mashup below. The first video is from that police officer’s body camera. Afterward is the same incident as captured by a private surveillance camera:
The cops engaged in fakery.
The suspect’s peaceful surrender was clear as could be. The shouts about resisting arrest were misdirection, whether for potential bystanders or for whoever might review the body camera footage. Absent the private video, a conviction on the charge of resisting arrest would’ve been a real possibility––most juries tend to believe police, particularly when five cops tell the same story and video footage appears to back it. The cops certainly wouldn’t have been charged with crimes.