Originally Posted by Roering
Looks like he was given a few opportunities to leave the easy way. Too bad he didn't take them.
As for filming the police, people generally don't like being recorded by strangers. Particularly those on some personal crusade looking to be an annoyance.
I went and read some threads on this topic on some other boards. Many of the cops who were talking about it said they didn't really care if someone filmed them, provided that the person filming wasn't interfering with them doing their thing.