A Michigan police detective responding to a call about three men recording in public ended up suspended after assaulting one of the men.
Utica Police Sergeant Greg Morabito pulled up to the scene in an unmarked SUV and attempted to question the men recording but they shut him down immediately, telling him they were not going to talk to him.
That naturally prompted Morabito to declare they were going to answer his questions even though he was never able to articulate a crime he suspected them of committing – meaning the men were under no legal requirement to answer his questions.
The men not only refused to comply with his orders, they began belittling him with profane insults which furthered angered him.
After a few minutes of arguing with the men where at one point, he responded to their insults with his middle finger, Morabito was persuaded by other officers at the scene to get back into his car.
“I’m coming for your job, c_cksucker,” said Steve Jones, who runs the Fricn Media YouTube channel.
“Come for it!” responded Morabito, who then stepped out of the car and charged towards Jones.
“You think you’re the only one who’s come for my job before?” the cop said before knocking the phone out of Jones’ hands.
Morabito then got into the unmarked SUV and drove away, and the three auditors drove to the police station to file a complaint against him.
That was when Morabito arrested Jones on a charge of disorderly conduct, which is a go-to contempt of cop charge officers use when no actual crime is being committed.
The video went viral, resulting in the suspension of Morabito, according to The Detroit News.
“The City of Utica takes these issues seriously and an investigation into the incident has been initiated,” Deputy Chief Matthew Kaluzny wrote in a statement.
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