“Our officers did everything by the book and should be commended for the way they handled the situation while remaining professional”
—Police Union (Fraternal Order of Police – Lodge #3 ) president Robert F. Cherry
That officer’s conduct was unprofessional and discourteous. I understand that they’re just trying to do their jobs, but the filmer was not being disruptive to their work, and if the officer had the time to count down from 5, I find it hard to believe that the circumstances were exigent.
If they are doing their jobs properly and correctly — and as the F.O.P. president says, professionally — why are they so concerned about being filmed? Especially in the open streets? I support our police and, as much as possible, want to trust their work. If they are afraid of being filmed doing their work out in the open, it suggests to me that they are not trustworthy.
I don’t agree that their actions suggest being untrustworthy. I DO however, agree that she was out of line. I’m certain many people would be uncomfortable being filmed while they are doing their job. It distracts them from DOING their job, but in a public situation, she should simply have asked him to stand back. She definitely over-stepped.
I don’t even know what your politics are and I am loving this blog. Just learned a politico pulled a gun on you.
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