“Do not fucking reach!” an enraged Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy shouted after pulling out his gun on a licensed private investigator sitting in his car in a residential neighborhood working on a case.
But all Ken Sheppard was doing was reaching towards his ear to remove his cell phone ear piece in order to better hear the deputy.
However, that was enough to make deputy Tai Plunkett fear for his life where he kept the gun pointed at Sheppard’s head with trembling hands in a surreal scene seemingly out of a movie.
“Man, you need to put your weapon down,” Sheppard replied, remaining surprisingly composed.
Another deputy walked up and Sheppard addressed her, hoping she would diffuse the situation.
“Deputy, he’s got a weapon pointed at my head, I haven’t done a thing,” he told deputy Caroline Rodriguez.
But she also pulled out her gun, further escalating the situation.
More deputies arrived, including Sergeant Hollis, who eventually got Plunkett to lower his weapon, but only after ordering Sheppard out the car so he could be frisked and handcuffed.
They also searched his vehicle without a warrant.
When realizing Sheppard was breaking no law, the deputies then conspired to fabricate vehicular citations against him to justify Plunkett’s reckless threat to kill him.”
The rest of the story and the video is here: https://photographyisnotacrime.com/2016/10/05/los-angeles-deputies-caught-on-video-conspiring-to-fabricate-citations-on-man-after-threatening-to-kill-him/
Yeah those are some real tough guys there.
He was shaking like he was going to pee himself because he was so pumped up on adrenaline
Do you see anything here that says “Serve and protect?”
I see a man getting close to losing his life
Guys like that cop are real bad asses when they have the drop on someone unarmed and 4 other cops to back them up
Seriously, how would you like this guy to pull your husband or wife or brother over?
That badge and uniform mean absolutely nothing
Any encounter with an armed person puts your life at risk
Next time you see a cop remember this
It could be this guy right here that you are dealing with