https://youtu.be/pOh3nMeLZsE original video go sub and let him know I sent you
Official statement from the police department.
They have body camera (here’s policy) https://www.bwcscorecard.org/static/policies/2016-03-24%20Colorado%20Springs%20BWC%20Policy.pdf
To our community— (no body camera posted)
We are aware of the video circulating online that shows the arrest of a 1st amendment auditor for interfering. The call volume our communication center is receiving regarding this incident is impacting the wait time for our community members needing police services.
What is not shown in the video is the interaction that actually led to this arrest. The individual was not arrested for filming or for the video he posted. About 30 minutes before the arrest, the individual, who was armed, interfered with officers who were investigating a strong-armed armed robbery. The auditor refused several lawful orders to leave the active crime scene for everyone’s safety. While officers were attempting to take the robbery suspect into custody, the individual continued to ignore the officers’ lawful orders and remained in the crime scene. He was informed several times he would be arrested for interfering.
What is captured on the video is the auditor, who has now moved to the other side of the scene, approaching an officer who is guarding one of the robbery suspects and using the vehicle for cover as he maintains sight of a second location where an additional suspect is believed to be hiding. When resources were available, the auditor was taken into custody for interfering, which he was warned about several times. Officers explained to the auditor that he was not being arrested for filming on the sidewalk, but was arrested for his actions in the crime scene.