An Oregon man was arrested by police officers after he refused to stop filming their SWAT raid of a neighbor’s home and return to his own house as ordered.
The man, Fred Marlow, 27, recently uploaded his videotaped exchange with the police officers who were dressed in army green camouflage and standing beside an armored vehicle parked by the curb of a neighbor’s home, The Blaze reported.
Mr. Marlow — whose identity was revealed by the site Photography Is Not a Crime — shot the video from across the street, several feet away from the scene, The Blaze reported. Police in the video can be heard telling him to go inside or face arrest for interference.
“No, I can be out here,” Mr. Marlow then says. “It’s not past curfew.”
An officer approaches and then says: “Go inside right now. You are interfering right now. You need to go inside right now. It’s a lawful order. … You are going to go inside right now.” Another officer follows him to where Mr. Marlow is standing.
Mr. Marlow then refuses and say, “I have no weapons. I’m fine. … This is my place.”
The officers then start to walk away while another law enforcement official speaks with a megaphone to tell all the neighborhood residents to stay inside, that they’re serving a search warrant. At that point, Mr. Marlow then shouts: “Hey, this is on iCloud,” the video showed.
The police then turn back and approach him and the camera seems to be lowered, while voices indicate that officers are arresting him for interference, the video showed.
Mr. Marlow, meanwhile, later posted a description of the incident near his YouTube video: “Gresham OR 9/2/14 4:00am I was laying in my apartment sleeping and I heard multiple bombs blasting and glass breaking and my entire apartment shook repeatedly. I grabbed my iPad and ran outside as fast as I could to see what was going on. There were 5 or more Tank/military Trucks just cruising through my neighborhood. … I was assaulted multiple times and I feel like it was Gresham Police Abuse and my rights were violated. I now owe $5000 and I am charged with 2 crimes. 2CRIMES!”
Carlos Miller, of the Photography Is Not a Crime website, said Mr. Marlow has a Sept. 30 court hearing.