Maui Police Rough Up MauiTime Publisher Over Dog The Bounty Hunter Incident

Tommy Russo, the publisher of the MauiTime, has stated that he was assaulted by the Maui Police Department while he was trying to film Dog the Bounty Hunter in action on a public street.

Dog the Bounty Hunter

The MauiTimes Challenges the Dog to Release Footage of the incident

On the evening of April 12, I was assaulted by a member of reality star Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman‘s security team. Soon after, I was assaulted again, and had my First Amendment rights violated, by a member of the Maui Police Department

You can see video of the incident here:
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Russo has also now challenged “Dog the Bounty Hunter” to release his footage of the incident:

I challenge Dog and his crew to release their video footage of the events.

Bottom line: because I attempted the completely legal act of recording on public property I was shoved, hit, had my property taken and was prevented from accessing emergency services. Once “help” arrived, I was further assaulted and had my Constitutional rights violated.

You can view the full article here: MauiTime Publisher Tommy Russo Assaulted by MPD.

I still don’t understand why police don’t think we can photograph them in public?

6 Responses

  1. you can be sure the responsible dog man was put upon by a bully policeman. in Marblehead I called police because my side mirror exploded. they found a friend who police said had a small volks mirror brokern but would not show it to me wanted 500.00 for a new window i said your kidding. i never said i broke a side mirror of your friend and you are lying. i lost my license and the rmv cooperated with police , i have a perfect record the older police would tell you no tickets no accidents and i lost my living i was in real estate fifty years, my sister passed on at nursing home with no rides except visits as i did not have license to drive. selectman sit and poinder of course i had just a year or so before moved from great place in marblehead living there for fifty years had i stayed they would not have gone after me there. really sad, there is no one unless you have 25000.00 to go to superior court to help you. the police must have invented word bully. i wish you the best do not give up i can see you have strength . one man here went to superior court because of being scalped by police, judge threw it out of court as he knew there was colusion new chief , system to look over the police department said THEY DO NOT DO A GOOD JOB. barbara Lake Marblehead, Mass. Thursday 11.54am.

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