Arshad Wood said he stepped out of his mother’s house last week and noticed a cop peering into his car as if looking for something illegal, which was when he began recording, informing the officer that he needed a warrant to search the car.
But that led to Wood’s arrest as well as the arrest of his mother and cousin who tried to record the arrest.
And the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department is still holding onto the phones more than a week later.
The incident took place on September 1, according to the Facebook post he published on September 4.
Wood said “Officer Babbit” ordered him to keep his distance from his own car. He said he did but continued recording and telling the cop he needed a warrant.
But Babbit came charging at him and knocked the phone out of his hand, throwing him to the ground, shoving his head into the dirt, ordering him to “stop resisting.”
Wood began yelling and his mother came running out from four houses down and picked up his phone on the ground as the cop yelled at her to get back.
His mother then told his cousin to start recording which is when they were both arrested.
Wood wrote that he was put in the police vehicle with the windows up. Wood got the officers attention by tapping the vehicles door to let them know that he needed the window down because it was hot and he was dehydrated.
Wood claims that the officer made sure that the circulation on both of his wrists were cut off.
Wood states he has suffered 3rd degree abrasions, lacerations on his wrists and his hands became numb.
The abuse did not stop there.
While still cuffed, in custody at the Modesto police station, Wood wrote that the intake officer grabbed him by the arms and shoved his arms up towards his head for around a minute yelling for Wood to give them his name and address.
Police are holding his asthma inhaler, ID and credit cards and phone as “evidence.” He said he was charged with being drunk in public and resisting arrest.
Wood has set up a fundraiser for legal funds on GoFundMe. He is planning on taking legal action.