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This just out from photography(IS)acrime.com
Officer Jason Kotarak saved 4 citizens and 41 cops from hearing “profanity” uttered by a man being physically abused by bouncers, on property next to the bar they bounced for, and and by Sgt. Walter McCullough of the Milwaukee Police Department.
“You can’t be filmin’ nothin like that” yelled a bouncer from Tutto’s on Old World Third in Milwaukee. “You gotta get outta here with that camera” yelled another mis-informed bouncer seen on a video.
“You can’t be loitering on our property” Said Neil Steffek of “Suite” on Old World Third in Milwaukee who claimed sole rights over the public sidewalk abutting the club and pizza place he works for. Mr. Steffek reportedly made a plea for help from Officer Jason Kotarak’s Mohawk who, under the cover of an MPD issued motorcycle helmet, promptly sprung into action and arrested the alleged police film-er.
“We had to arrest this guy” said Kotarak’s Mowhawk in an interview with photography-is-a-crime.com. “Although it is completely legal to film police, especially on a public sidewalk according to longstanding case law, we (Kotarak and his Mowhawk) decided that we’d go forward with contempt of cop charges. Just because something is constitutionally protected doesn’t mean it’s gonna fly on our beat.”
Officer Jason Kotarak’s Mohawk and/or Officer Jason Kotarak himself have now charged the film-er with 3 different charges. The first one was dismissed in November 2012 and 2 more are scheduled to go to trial this spring.
We obtained copies of the police reports and noticed some substantial discrepancies between them and the video. When asked about the differences, Mr. Kotarak’s Mohawk fell down to the floor and started crying and kicking it’s legs like a small child in the candy isle of a grocery store yelling, “I can do what I want, I’m a police officer’s Mohawk!”