Hawaiian Blogger Damon Tucker has reported he was arrested recently for taking pictures and video of police arresting other people. Tucker wrote that his camera and cell phone were seized and that he was roughed up pretty badly, as evidenced by pictures he posted (example at right). He writes:
People are allowed to take pictures and videos of police officers w/out getting roughed up. I’m battered, bruised and bloody from an officer slamming on the sidewalk …
I just want my cell phone back and camera back…. I was rolling video when the officer took me down and they took my cell phone and camera from me for “Evidence”.
Tucker says he has eyewitnesses who will corroborate his story. He plans to sue.