Pilot Cop Lands Helicopter To Harass Woman
February 9, 2013 in Video
Tiffany Jones, 33, recorded a police helicopter buzzing her several times near San Bernardino, California, before the pilot landed nearby and searched her, in what some are calling a clear case of police harassment.
As he goes through her belongings, the woman repeatedly repeats that she does not consent to a search but he ignores her and continues.
After finding no reason to detain her and nothing illegal in her possession, the officer finally goes back to his helicopter telling her to ‘have a good one.’
The clip begins with the police helicopter making numerous over flights of the woman as she films the chopper.
The helicopter then shines a light in the direction of the woman as it hovers lower and prepares to land.
The chopper lands and the pilot, an officer with the San Bernardino Sheriff’s office, approaches the woman and asks her what she is doing.
“Just exploring and picking up rocks,” the woman responds.
The cop then demands the woman’s ID to which she responds she doesn’t have any. When the woman asks why he is questioning her, the cop responds, “We’re investigating something right now.”
The police officer then proceeds to take the woman’s name and date of birth in order to perform a criminal background check via his walkie-talkie.
After he gets a response from police headquarters, the cop asks the woman if she has any weapons, orders her, “don’t put your hands in your pockets,” and then proceeds to perform an unconstitutional search of her person.
“I know you’re doing your job but I don’t consent to a search,” says the woman as the cop continues to rifle through her belongings.
The cop eventually walks back to the helicopter having nullified whatever threat a woman out in the middle of the desert posed to the safety of San Bernardino residents.
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