The county prosecutor said in a statement that she was, “grateful that a citizen captured this incident on video.” But a municipal court judge found him guilty of, “failure to obey a lawful order.”
“I ain’t interfering. I’m just recording,” Roderick Reed can be heard saying in the video.
“So am I. Now move along,” replied one of the officers.
A video provided by police shows the officers ordering Reed to move his car.
An officer can be heard yelling, “You’re blocking traffic!”
Police said they issued the citation because he was stopped in a lane of traffic, not because he was shooting the video. Though he pulled over 1-1/2 minutes after being ordered to do so.
“I became a villain from it. And now I’m being punished according to the law for doing the right thing,” Reed said.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - It's been nearly a year since Roderick Reed stopped as he drove by Brush Creek and Virginia to shoot video of an arrest that took him aback. "Like I was in disbelief," Reed said. On Friday, a grand jury indicted the two officers with fourth-degree assault of Breona Reed, a misdemeanor.