Vice News is reporting that a video posted online recently allegedly shows Ferguson, Mo., Officer Darren Wilson threatening a man filming him during a dispute before an arrest in 2013.
The man, Michael Arman, appears to have recorded the Ferguson police officer from what appears to be the front yard of a residence, the report says. Wilson is seen approaching Arman and is visibly annoyed by the presence of the video camera, the site notes.
Vice News reports:
“If you want to take a picture of me one more time, I’m gonna lock your [a**] up,” Wilson is heard saying in the short video clip. Arman responds by saying “Sir, I’m not taking a picture. I’m recording this incident, sir.”
Arman then asks Wilson if he has the right to record police activity — which he does, according to the American Civil Liberties Union — to which Wilson responds, “No, you do not.” The officer then appears to apprehend Arman as the video cuts off.
The video’s release comes as a grand jury is in the process of deciding whether to indict Wilson in a separate incident. On Aug. 9, the officer was involved in the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown, which sparked ongoing protests over police violence against Blacks, especially unarmed men.
The news site obtained a police report filed by Wilson of the incident.
The video recording and another released over the weekend provide a rare glimpse at Wilson, who went into hiding after Brown was gunned down.
Over the weekend the St. Louis Post-Dispatch released recordings of the fatal encounter with Brown and video of Wilson leaving the police station after the shooting. The recording revealed that the deadly clash between Wilson and Brown lasted less than two minutes.