VIDEO: Couple Claims Bias In Arrest, Then Chief Releases Their Cell Phone Video

A woman tried to stir up controversy by posting a video of an arrest, but police used the footage to show the truth.

Mount Ephraim, NJ – Mount Ephraim police confronted a witness’s allegations of police bias on Tuesday, when they reposted a video she had shared of a forceful arrest.

“Things aren't always as they appear and videos sometimes show only one perspective of an event; especially when the person providing that video forgets to include very important details about what led up to it,” the department said in a Facebook post.

The incident occurred on Monday, after police received a report of a dog running at large. The caller said that the male suspect had also threatened a child during an argument about the animal, police said.

“When officers arrived to discuss the issue with the animal’s owner, they determined that multiple warnings for similar complaints had already been issued,” the department’s post explained. Consequently, the officers opted to issue a citation.

The officers soon learned that the information the man provided to them was false.

Running a records check for an alternate name, they determined he was likely subject of a criminal arrest warrant.

When they returned to the man’s home to determine the man's real identity, the man “immediately attempted to run from them,” the department said in the post.

“This is a perfect example of how something so simple, a call that these officers may have thought would be easily handled; can turn into something very different, very quickly,” the department said.

The officers were taking the man into custody when the female witness – who said she also owned the dog – began recording the incident.

“You really think this is funny?” she yelled at the officers. “Our dogs got lost. This is why you’re doing this?”

“Our dogs got outta the yard, and he told a little girl to stop,” the woman continued.

“And he lied about his name,” one of the officers pointed out.

“He did not lie about his name,” the woman retorted.

The officer told the woman that he had also attempted to run away from police when they arrived to speak with him.

“Why wouldn’t he? You guys are shooting kids on the f*****g street for f*****g nothing!” she argued.

The officer explained to the man that his name came back “not on file.”

“I came back to ask you, and you ran away from me,” the officer said.

“Ya’ll gonna have to carry me, bro,” the man said, as he refused to walk down a set of stairs leading off of the porch area. “I’m not walking. No – listen, you’re not taking me nowhere.”

The officers eased the man down the steps, as he pushed backwards, and attempted to plant his feet.

“Why do you need to know who I am?” he yelled at the officers. “What the f**k are you talking about?”

“This is over a f*****g dog!” the woman yelled repeatedly, while the officers continued to navigate the man across the yard towards a patrol vehicle.

“I told a little white girl not to talk to me that way, and this is what you do,” the man told the officers at one point.

As the officers neared the patrol vehicle, the male tensed further, and threw his left elbow into one of the officers, which sent a portion of his radio flying off of his shoulder.

“Get the f**k off me!” the man yelled at the officers. “I swear to God, you’re gonna have a case on you, bro. Call my lawyer.”

“At one point in the video, you can even see one of the officers take an elbow to the face, yet he still remains calm and composed utilizing only the force needed to maintain control of the arrestee,” the department said.

The officers began to frisk the suspect, he became more agitated, the video showed.

“Relax. I’m trying to tell you to relax,” the officer told him. “What are you reaching for?”

“I’m not reaching for nothing,” the man said, as he turned and pulled away from the officers.

“Yo – he ain’t reaching for s**t!” the woman interjected again, standing just inches from the officers. “Knock it the f**k off!”

Another officer arrived at the scene, and told the woman to back away.

“Don’t f*****g touch me!” she screamed at him.

The officers then lowered the man to the ground, where he suddenly began to yell.

“Ow! Ow!” he wailed. “Help me please!”

The woman suddenly reached down, and grabbed a black pack that had fallen to the ground as the officers struggled with the man.

An officer quickly intervened, and took the bag away.

“Yo – Are you f*****g serious?” she yelled, as the officers again ordered her to back away. “Get the f**k off me. Don’t f*****g touch me! Get the f**k out my face!”

She continued to argue with the officer, and again stepped closer towards the area.

“And this is what’s happening in America right now, over f*****g dogs, ” the woman said in the video. “You’re arresting him because he’s black.”

The unnamed male was charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest, and hindering apprehension, police said.

"The officers made every attempt to de-escalate the situation and attend to their responsibilities using the least amount of force possible," the department’s post read. "...and once the whole story is known, that becomes far more obvious when viewing the video."

You can watch footage of the scene in the video below:

Comments (27)
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John-Brown
John-Brown

The bitches always make it worse. Should have locked her up too. Disobeyed numerous lawful orders to back off and to get out of the street.

sturnman22
sturnman22

Remarkable restraint shown by the officers. Of course they have to play the race card - it is all they have.

bobjals
bobjals

Failure to identify yourself to a law officer is against the law in most states.

Mango
Mango

The officers should get double hazard pay for having to deal with these kinds of people. Poor guys.

prophetess anna
prophetess anna

when white officers have to arrest men and women that are black, all of a sudden, they say the officers are racist when they were only doing their job---this woman should have been arrested as well--the mouth on her was disgusting. i cannot believe the mouth on some people--if the officers told you to step back then do what the officers say AND STEP BACK---she should have also been arrested, that would have taught her a lesson--UNBELIEVABLE!!

LEO0301
LEO0301

Oh Lord, brings back memories I had hoped to forget. The woman was given many opportunities to back away but refused. I would have arrested her as well. Watching these type of videos is why I prefer the company of a dog over a human.

Betts122
Betts122

I wanted to slap the crap out of that bitch with the big mouth, so bad , I could hardly stand it. Police officers don't get paid enough to have to put up with filthy vile mouth of these low life women. She should have been arrested too for interfering in an arrest. All you ever hear from this kind of trash is "police brutality" or your just doing this because he is black, or all you doing is kill our children! God bless these police officers....you don't deserve to be treated like this way!

OrwellianProphecy
OrwellianProphecy

Obviously one of those african (and not a Black) americans..quite an uncivilized lot. They are an embarrassment, and a danger to Black Americans ..This is what happens when you have an illegal alien criminal racist criminally occupying the White House for 8 years.

RunCop
RunCop

Negroes, please!

RunCop
RunCop

Negroes, please!

RunCop
RunCop

Negroes, please!

RunCop
RunCop

Negroes, please!

Cassyladee
Cassyladee

She made that so much worse by running her mouth.

Katarina
Katarina

“There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.” ...Booker T Washington

1962chevy
1962chevy

A wanna be Diamond Reynolds.

61mouse
61mouse

Call my lawyer well right there tells you something

61mouse
61mouse

Bitch your a dog why these people have to be so fucking loud

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

OMG!!!! Somebody please knockout this BT-1000's voicebox!! Then knock her upside the head a few times. This couple are just entitled victimhood pros. She should have been arrested too!!

Sdwat61
Sdwat61

Cops did a fantastic job of not letting that escalate. Just fantastic. Great job, officers. Bravo!

Old Hawg
Old Hawg

"And this is what's happening in America right now!" Open defiance and assault on police officers duly doing their duty according to the law. Unfortunately, the mouthy female (I sure won't call her a "lady") is EXACTLY what is happening in America right now.

JMK2244
JMK2244

I wish someone would tell that woman that her videotaping, and her language, is not doing anything for whatever "cause" she thinks she has, and certainly doesn't qualify for a Black Lives Matter incident, even though she was trying to play victim.

colerogers
colerogers

While I dont have a "dog" in this fight and I do not approve of how the woman acted. I have to say from watching the video I do not understand what the purpose for police contact was to begin with. If there was a crime being investigated the yes the police officers can ask for ID however if there is no reasonable cause for suspicion of a crime no government officials working in their capacity do not just get to walk up to someone and ask for their papers. So no by what I saw they had no right to arrest him to begin with. Failure to ID only counts in the even of a crime being committed prior to police contact it cannot be the crime as the excuse for the contact.

Celtic Gyrl
Celtic Gyrl

@colerogers...the police asked for his name to give a citation for the dog running loose. He gave a fake name so the officer asked him again and he tried to run away. That’s suspicious behavior that indicated he had some issue with police knowing his identity, probable outstanding warrant on something else. It was a very well executed arrest. The only thing the police didn’t do right was arrest the mouthy woman for assaulted an officer when she twice put her hands on each of the officers involved.

Vetnam
Vetnam

How can you come to a conclusion when there is no beginning? All the film shows is them arresting him and not showing why he is being arrested. Why isn't this dude playing basketball for a team somewhere?