Fresno Police Exhibit Lack Of Transparency with Cop Block

Fresno Cop Lack TransparencyIn-between court appearances for allegedly vandalizing the Fresno Peace Officers Memorial, I noticed a city bus stopped with flashers, and an FPD cruiser pulling up behind it. I ran through a quick set of scenarios in my head before turning around. Most traffic stops, Ill drive right by. If my mission is to film the police that night, or for a certain time period that day, I might not pass them up but when Ive only got an hour for lunch; before a meeting with my lawyer. I’m not so inclined to spend half of it watching someone get a ticket.

This was different. I came to the conclusion that the city bus contacting the police was probably going to be more interesting than a regular traffic stop. So I pulled a U-turn and began to film. At the end of the video, I asked one of the officers if he felt that filming the police eroded trust in the department, and he refused to comment on video.



Brian Sumner

is an Activist, Journalist and Photographer from the Fresno area who has taken a special interest in the "Police State". He facilitates a watchdog group called the Fresno Liberty Movement, advocates filming the police and alternatives to state controlled protection services. He also served in the U.S Army from Oct. 08' thru Mar. 12' with a tour in Iraq in 2010. Most recently he participated in the CopBlock Network's #MACtour Check out more of my writing at: The Fresno People's Media & Follow me on Social media: Facebook YouTube