Man Who Refused To Show ID at Airport Acquitted

ABQ Journal
Jan. 26, 2014

In a case that garnered nationwide attention, the Seattle man accused of disorderly conduct and other crimes following his refusal to show his ID at the security checkpoint of the Albuquerque airport was acquitted of all counts Friday.

A Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court jury found Phillip Mocek not guilty on four alleged offenses.

Mocek was "very pleased" with the verdict.

"I think probably most significantly from the case we found via testimony from a (Transportation Security Administration) representative and from an Albuquerque police officer, they both testified that, in no uncertain terms, you do not have to show ID in order to fly and that you can use cameras in public areas of the airport," Mocek said.

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