This is footage of a 2019 arrest for failure to produce ID to a police officer. A car broke down; a mechanic was called, and showed up; some idiot thought it looked suspicious and called the cops; then the cops showed up and demanded ID. But the guy was busy and obviously annoyed that the cops are harassing him while he’s trying to help somebody. This interaction resulted in a civil rights lawsuit for false arrest. Originally, the officers were granted qualified immunity. But just last week, the 11th Circuit issued an opinion in the plaintiff’s appeal. Who was right? Was the mechanic illegally arrested?
Here’s the 11th Circuit opinion.
Here’s the original raw footage, cited in the opinion.