A Police Officer Brutalized Me and Arrested Me for Taking Pictures (Pictures of My Body)

I mentioned early this morning that I was arrested and basically brutalized by a police officer last night in front of the Pahoa Village Club.

At the time I wrote that… I just wanted to make it public and was too tired to post some of the pictures and the actual ticket that I received or I guess it’s more of a summons to court:

Here are some of the pictures that my wife took shortly after they released me from jail… NEEDLESS TO SAY the Bruising, swelling and PAIN is even worst NOW then it was after the initial incident!

Right Shoulder and lower back busted up pretty good as well as my elbow felt like it was broken!

Right hand stepped on and smashed!

Left leg got a nice contusion

My right leg got a few scrapes as well

I’m having difficulty breathing today because I have deep contusions on my ribs explained doctor, Jerry Gray, at the Hilo Medical Center.  At least they aren’t broken and the x-rays were able to verify that.

I’ve been limping ever since the incident took place because of the bruise on my ankle!

I can’t lift my right arm above my head w/out feeling like it’s ripping every shoulder muscle I have!

While my  body will hopefully recover… I’m pretty pissed that the officer STOLE MY CAMERA!  At the time I was taking pictures of them… I was using my CELL PHONE and not my CAMERA?  Why would they take my Cell Phone and CAMERA in for evidence…. when once I left Pahoa Village Club… I put that to the side and was using my cell phone!  But NO!!! The cops have to take my cell phone and my camera away from me.

Do the police know that I need that phone for my FEDERAL JOB?

Abused by the Big Island Police and Arrested for Taking Cell Phone Pictures and Camera Photos

I went to Pahoa Village Club to cover the concert that was happening there last night and ended up with a lot more then I bargained for!  I got arrested for taking pictures and videos of cops arresting people!

I will be filing a lawsuit against the Hawaii County Police department soon for a few things tomorrow…

Mainly the police have now confiscated my camera and cell phone as well as roughing me up and locking me up in a police detention holding cell for taking video and pictures of them in action from the sidewalk in front of Pahoa Village Cafe.

People are allowed to take pictures and videos of police officers w/out getting roughed up.  I’m battered, bruised and bloody from an officer slamming on the sidewalk… Thankfully I have eyewitnesses that will come forward to say what happened.

My wife took pictures shortly after I was released from jail tonight…

I just want my cell phone back and camera back…. I was rolling video when the officer took me down and they took my cell phone and camera from me for “Evidence”.

LAWSUIT PENDING…. STAY TUNED!

*UPDATE* I’ve added pictures of my body wounds here: http://mauinotices.com/2011/08/06/a-police-officer-brutalized-me-and-arrested-me-for-taking-pictures-pictures-of-my-body/