Brooklyn Woman Sues NYPD For Arresting Her Because She Filmed Stop-And-Frisk (Gothamist)
Tuesday December 18th, 2012
Brooklyn Woman Sues NYPD For Arresting Her Because She Filmed Stop-And-Frisk Hadiyah Charles (Courtesy NYCLU) The NYCLU filed a federal lawsuit against the NYPD today on behalf of a Brooklyn woman who was arrested and allegedly shoved by cops when she refused to stop filming a stop-and-frisk in her neighborhood in June. Hadiyah Charles, a health policy advocate for marginalized communities who was recognized as a Champion of Change by President Obama, was returning home to her Bed-Stuy apartment on the evening of June 5th when she spotted officers frisking three young men who appeared to be fixing a bicycle on the sidewalk. Charles started filming the cops with her cell phone, which is perfectly legal as long as one doesn't "interfere" with police action. Just don't try telling that to cops.