The Man Who Filmed The Freddie Gray Incident Was Arrested At Gunpoint
Police allegedly detained the man who captured footage of Freddie Gray being dragged into a police transport van.
Kevin Moore, 30, was arrested Thursday night while riding in a car with two members of Copwatch, an advocate group aimed at recording police activity across the country.
Moore claims they were being followed after an earlier demonstration where he wore a Guy Fawkes mask and made eye contact with an officer inside a police SUV, Raw Story reports.
Two helicopters and an armored car arrived soon after to stop the car for making an illegal turn, Moore says.
The three were reportedly arrested and taken to jail.
Moore was released about two hours later, but as of this afternoon, the two other Copwatch members are apparently still in jail. Their charges are still unknown to the public.
The arrests came days after police posted Moore's picture online saying he was "wanted for questioning."
But Moore had already given police his cell phone footage, according to Daily Mail, so he believes the image was posted solely to make him afraid to speak publicly.
Moore told the Baltimore Sun earlier this month,
What is so important that you have to plaster my picture over the Internet? I've already spoken. For the police to post that picture and say you don't know who I am, that's BS. You know who I am.
Moore called the release of the image "harassment."
Freddie Gray's death was ruled a homicide Friday morning by Baltimore's state attorney Marilyn Mosby, and six officers have been charged.
Citations: Man who recorded Freddie Grays arrest taken into custody after complaining of police harassment (Raw Story), Man who filmed arrest of Freddie Gray taken into custody at gunpoint after claiming he has been harassed by cops ever since footage was released (Daily Mail)