Let’s see how he likes it.
In a video uploaded last week to YouTube, a man identified as Brian Miner flags down an Illinois state trooper, allegedly because the officer was speeding and talking on his cellphone.
“You pulled me over with your horn, I don’t know what that was about,” the unidentified officer said.
“Because you were speeding and had your cellphone in your hand,” Miner responded.
The officer then says “Police officers can actually use technology when we’re driving.”
The officer then asks Miner for his license and registration and, after asking him if he was speeding, says he’s going to write Miner a ticket for “unlawful use of horn”.
Then Miner tells the officer that he’s being recorded and shortly after the officer decides not to write him a ticket.
“I didn’t want to hurt your record,” the officer said.
After the interaction concludes, Miner turns the camera toward himself and says “And that’s what happens when they know you’re recording.”
But as the Civil Liberties Union has documented, there are dangers associated with filming law enforcement.
The Illinois State Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment.