At the moment I don’t have much more information than you do about this footage (other than its provenance, which is unremarkable). If there is interest I am willing to do a bit of digging to find out more about what was going on here and what the outcome(s) were.
Regardless, a blindingly obvious message highlighted in this video is that it’s a bad idea to taunt the police and/or act violently in plain view of the police. The guy in the yellow t-shirt has the right idea here, but this isn’t rocket science.
About the strange aspect ratio in the second half: This video was edited together from two body-worn camera videos and it was captured early in the rollout of Orlando Police Department’s body-worn camera program. The officer who recorded this footage mistakenly attached his camera sideways, which meant that I had to rotate the video 90 degrees… effectively making each clip into a vertical video. Unacceptable.
So… although the first clip was conducive to strategic cropping, the second was not. What you are seeing in the second half of this video is a balance between “getting as far away from vertical video as possible” and “not cropping out important parts of the footage.”
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