An Oregon man is suing the city of Beaverton for $100,000 after they arrested him last year for filming them with a cell phone camera.
Hao Vang pulled out his phone when police began roughing up his friend, who is mentally ill.
Vang began narrating the scene when police turned to him and arrested him.
He was charged with the state wiretapping law that never sticks in cases like this, even though police continually use it.
It didn’t stick this time either because the city attorney dropped the charges.
Nevertheless, police waited two months before they returned his phone. And when they did, the video had been deleted.