The chief of police in Corunna, Michigan was fired after he told a man “I don’t give a f**k about your rights” and then arrested him.
The entire incident was filmed by Matthew Wrosch, the man who was arrested.
Wrosch originally posted the video to Facebook Live. The video is no longer available there, but was published on YouTube as well.
It all began when Wrosch began to film a man who stood atop a tower in the middle of a field and threatened to jump.
Wrosch was first approached by two police officers who asked him to leave the scene.
He firmly stated his defense.
“It’s public property. First Amendment protected activity. Unless you got it taped off I can be here.”
When one of the officers explained their concern that Worsch’s added presence could have agitated the man on top of the tower, Worsch complied and moved further away.
But around the 21 minute mark of the video, Worsch was approached by Police Chief Nick Chiros, who was demanded he leave the scene.
“I’m gonna arrest you…for interfering. Get out of here. You’re gonna get him upset. You’re gonna get him upset. We don’t need the camera here.”
When Worsch asked why he would be arrested, Chiros simply repeated “for interfering.”
Chiros then handcuffed Worsch as the camera continued to film. When Worsch warned that his rights were being violated, Chiros dismissed him completely.