WATCH IT: Photographer arrested for refusing to stop recording cop in subway station

Posted at 9:12 AM, Feb 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-20 10:17:40-05
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Photographer arrested after refusing to stop videotaping a cop.

NEW YORK (PIX11) — A photographer was arrested after he refused to stop recording an officer in a subway station.

In the ten minute video, the cop, identified as Officer Rojas, first encounters and approaches Shawn Thomas around the five minute mark.

“This is my station right here,” Rojas says as he records Thomas with his cellphone. “Get out of this train station.”

After an exchange of words, the cop arrested Thomas and disabled his camera.

In a written statement, Thomas described what happened including the fact that the officer twisted his arm and pushed him to the staircase.

Thomas was arrested and charged with obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, trespass, and disorderly conduct.

The NYPD told PIX11 the incident is under internal investigation.

Check out the full video below: