In a video posted on YouTube Friday, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson is heard refusing to divulge his name on camera–while telling the man who’s recording him, “If you wanna take a picture of me one more time, I’m gonna lock your ass up.”
The video was shot in 2013 and posted by Mike Arman. It ends abruptly, after which Arman was, indeed, arrested. The Guardian reports that Ferguson Police Department’s spokesman issued an e-mail stating that he didn’t think the officer in the video was Wilson. The accompanying police report, however, lists Darren Wilson as the reporting officer–and illustrates several discrepancies. In a separate case, a St. Louis jury is deciding whether to indict Wilson in connection with killing Mike Brown in August.
Photographing or filming police officers in the line of duty is a constitutional right.