Arrested for Filming Police in Hawaii
Originally posted by Kevin Jackson to Cop-Reports.com.
I was walking down S. Kihei Rd. in Kihie, HI. when I noticed a truck pulling in to the Rodeo General Store with several unmarked MPD vehicles pulling in after him. With recent events and the known corruption of the MPD, I began to record the encounter.
I began by recording the truck, all of the MPD vehicles and their tags. At first, the police did not seem to mind me filming and adding audio comments. I then began to describe the attire of the MPD as “militarized.” About then, I began to engage with the driver being cited for what I believed to be his tires being too big. I began to instruct the driver of what he should say, establish he was not free to leave and invoke his rights. I also instructed the driver not to let the police search his truck. This is when the MPD began to worry about my encounter.
The next thing I know, the security guard asked everyone to please leave the property while the police conducted their investigation. I immediately left the property without any confrontation as asked (noted in the police report). I then stood on the public sidewalk and was approached by an unidentified officer and was told that I was not allowed to stand on the sidewalk because I was blocking it. At that time, I stood on the grass between the sidewalk and the road making sure I wasn’t blocking either. Then an unidentified officer told me that I was causing traffic to slow down and that if anything happened, I would be charged with disorderly conduct. I continued to communicate with the driver and by this time, a larger crowd began to gather. I was stating that the officers were breaking the law themselves as they were “enforcing private laws on public property.” This is about when I was approached by the arresting officer stating that my actions were causing alarm to the security (which is not a member of the public as required by the statute) and I was being arrested for Disorderly Conduct. I was then searched, handcuffed and taken to the Kihei Substation for further processing and released after giving them a ransom of $100. I went to court in July and the DA declined to press any charges because the charges were trumped up, bogus and did not meet the requirements of the statute. I was silenced and nothing more. My free speech was violated when I began exposing the fraud of the police.
I am planning on filing a federal complaint against the MPD, the several officers, Maui County, The Chief of Police and The State of Hawaii. I have the complaint typed up and the federal civil cover sheet. I have added up the total of the violations and came up with $18,000,000 in civil violations. I’m waiting on an attorney to review my complaint to make sure the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed.
This is my report.
Aloha and mahalo,
Agency: Maui Police Department
Officer Name: Perkett Jerald N
Badge Number: 10664
Officer/Agency Phone: (808)875-8190
Officer Extension: unknown
Officer Offense: Civil Rights Violation, Illegal Search, Harrassment, Unlawful Detainment
Type of Encounter: Other
Time: 05:00 pm
Submitted by Bryanne