I finally got the video's to play. The 2nd one absolutely seemed excessive. I am aware that some surveillance cameras can make normal movements look much faster, but I saw absolutely no need to force that man to the ground. Wish there was sound.
Curious about the one with the officer behind the counter. He pulled out a gun and what looked like a box of receipts. He seemed to be searching for specific items.
Came across an article in Huff Post and again, this strikes me as strange.
"In addition, MGPD officers have engaged in a policy, practice and/or custom of stopping-and-frisking, searching, seizing, and arresting patrons of his Quick Stop while they are on the premises for loitering or trespassing," it added.
The complaint said the arrests and searches at the convenience store came despite repeated protests from Saleh, who told police the "suspects" targeted on his property had his full permission and authority to be there.
Who called about loitering or trespassing? Are signs posted? Is he the only business on this property or are others connected? That's what I want to know. It's some major screwed up if they are just hanging out around that store and arresting people for TP and Loitering with no signs posted or no calls. It should all be recorded. *And if other business owners or people have called about TP or a crime being committed, it does not matter if corner store owner has given the "suspects" full permission to be at his store or not.
I'll keep a check to see when they answer those questions. Right now the number of times the man in question has been arrested seems to be reported differently in several articles, which lets me know that several are not fact checking. Can't stand that. It's an important law suit. The least you can do is report the (absolutely absurd and suspicious) numerical facts correctly!