Posted: Jan 15, 2013 2:40 PM by Andrew Ellison - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Jan 15, 2013 5:32 PM
ALICE - We have more information on an Alice man who says he was arrested for recording police officers during a traffic stop a few weeks ago.
29-year-old Gabriel Cabrera was filming that traffic stop when officer Nicholas Juarez walked up to him, asked him for his I.D., and arrested him when he didn't immediately comply.
It is not illegal to record a police officer.
Officer Juarez has been placed on leave, and the Alice Police Department has hired a private investigator to look into the incident.
Cabrera's attorney, Christopher Dorsey, says "failure to identify" is a charge that can only be applied when someone is under lawful arrest.
Cabrera posted the video he took on YouTube. In the video, you can hear Juarez say, "I need to see your I.D. in case this ends up on YouTube or something."
In his incident report, officer Juarez claims he approached Cabrera to identify him as a witness to the traffic stop, but he makes no mention of his YouTube comment in the report.
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