Friday, October 07, 2016

SFPD Cams Tape Me Filming Rifle-Toting Cop at a Mall

This footage was captured on Thursday, October 6 around 5:15 pm.

I was shopping at the Westfield Mall on Market Street and came upon a rifle-bearing San Francisco police officer and a few other armed law enforcement folks.

They were searching for a man allegedly displaying a knife and he was apprehended.

I question whether the armed-response was an appropriate use-of-force level in this situation.

A news producer who's looked at the footage believe the "long gun" may have been a bean-bag weapon.

As you hear, the cops didn't much appreciate being filmed and several times mention they were recording me on the body-cams.

There can never be too many cameras rolling as the police carry out their duties.


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