Recovered Footage Reveals What Transpired Before Officer Smashed Woman’s Phone
Footage that was recorded moments before a US marshal destroyed a woman’s cell phone has now emerged. It turns out the phone was shattered and no longer usable, but the footage was intact in the internal storage, giving us a second point of view into what happened.
In the video above, NBC Los Angeles shares and discusses what transpired in the moments leading up to the police encounter that everyone is talking about now.
The footage shows that the woman was shooting video of a raid by federal agents on a meeting by the notorious biker gang the Mongols. An officer walks near Beatriz Paez and tells her to leave that spot and go to safety.
“This is unsafe right now, you’re right in the line of the fire,” an officer tells her. “Go across the street and film all you want.”
The warning about getting across the street makes no sense. And somebody should get some police line tape to the marshals.