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His face was bloodied and bruised. His $3,500 camera had been impounded by police, and he faced criminal charges for battery on a police officer.

One month later, things have changed for Crooks.

The Clark County district attorney’s office has dropped all charges, and Crooks has retained an attorney of his own. The Metropolitan Police Department has opened an internal investigation into the Las Vegas police officer, Derek Colling, who Crooks says falsely arrested and beat him for filming police.

And his camera — which captured the entire March 20 altercation between Crooks and Colling — has been returned.

Read the whole story at lvrj.com

This certainly doesn’t sound good for the officer. I wonder how much the video really shows?

Be careful about being baited by people filming you. Unless they are in the way or have filmed evidence you are willing to get a search warrant for, ignore them!

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