Oregon Copblockers Phone Seized and Arrested After Filming Police

My names Chris Ponte of Oregon CopBlock. On April 14, 2013 I noticed Clackamas sheriffs deputies searching a car in the center lane on 82nd Ave. I filmed from the sidewalk for few minutes, then I walked to a farther location and attempted to cross the street to get to my friend’s car, which was parked at a store. Then, Deputy Moss engaged me to tell me I was getting cited for jay-walking. I told her my name, but refused to give photo ID. My friend Karry noticed the interaction and started recording right before I got handcuffed. They then arrested me on the charge ORS 162.247 Interfering With a Peace Officer. I was released with a court date on May 14, 2013.

The only problem is, Mrs.Deputy Moss seized my phone. I called the office and she then called back saying I can’t get it back until my case is over. Bullshit! My video is not available until then. That is, of course, if it’s not destroyed! I do have Karry’s video.

I’m not the best at writing, so I apologize. I’m definitely in need of some guidance or ideas on a defense for fighting this case. But, believe this is not going to scare me away from continuing to film police to make sure they’re held responsible.

Christoper Ponte

Incident # 13-11359
Arresting deputy Moss
Booking # 2013011359
Court date: May 14, 2013 at 1:30pm
Address 807 Main ST Oregon City, Or 97045
Clackamas county Sherrif’s Office Phone: 503-655-8218


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