Jamichael Parks found himself cuffed and stuffed in the back seat of a police car after trying to video record a traffic stop at a gas station in Cleveland, Tennessee. Brandly County Sheriff’s Deputies were disciplined for their involvement in Park’s detainment, which lasted more than twenty-five minutes.
Park’s video survived the detainment and shows him walking past the traffic stop when a deputy approaches him demanding his cell phone. Parks refuses and is promptly taken into custody.
Parks was not charged with anything before being released. He filed a complaint with the department’s internal affairs division who ultimately sustained the findings of conduct unbecoming an officer against Deputy Dale Liner and Lt. Tom Wasson.
Liner was given a ten-day suspension. Wasson was demoted from Lieutenant to sergeant with a substantial drop in his pay. Wasson appealed the discipline but it was upheld.
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Find Park’s Youtube Channel here.