Police Trying to Force Copwatchers Down Street at First Fridays

Posted: September 3, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Richmond Police try to force members of Richmond Copwatch down the sidewalk on Broad Street during a cancelled First Fridays on September 2nd.

Officer Gilbert and one other intentionally try to prevent Copwatch members from observing and recording the police, as we are legally allowed to do. They also insisted that Copwatch members would be written a summons if they did not keep walking. They denied the right of Copwatchers to stand on the city sidewalk. Officer Gilbert repeatedly assaults one Copwatcher by kicking and shoving him in an obvious attempt at harassment and intimidation. The Richmond Police shown in this video are clearly violating the rights of members of Richmond Copwatch.

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