California Cop Arrests Three Family Members for Recording his Unlawful Actions

It's been more than a week and police have not released the phones with the videos.

Arshad Wood said he stepped out of his mother's house last week and noticed a cop peering into his car as if looking for something illegal, which was when he began recording, informing the officer that he needed a warrant to search the car.

But that led to Wood's arrest as well as the arrest of his mother and cousin who tried to record the arrest.

And the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is still holding onto the phones more than a week later.

The incident took place on September 1, according to the Facebook post he published on September 4.

Wood said "Officer Babbit" ordered him to keep his distance from his own car. He said he did but continued recording and telling the cop he needed a warrant.

But Babbit came charging at him and knocked the phone out of his hand, throwing him to the ground, shoving his head into the dirt, ordering him to "stop resisting."

Wood began yelling and his mother came running out from four houses down and picked up his phone on the ground as the cop yelled at her to get back.

His mother then told his cousin to start recording which is when they were both arrested.

Wood wrote that he was put in the police vehicle with the windows up. Wood got the officers attention by tapping the vehicles door to let them know that he needed the window down because it was hot and he was dehydrated.

Wood claims that the officer made sure that the circulation on both of his wrists were cut off.

Wood states he has suffered 3rd degree abrasions, lacerations on his wrists and his hands became numb.

The abuse did not stop there.

While still cuffed, in custody at the Modesto police station, Wood wrote that the intake officer grabbed him by the arms and shoved his arms up towards his head for around a minute yelling for Wood to give them his name and address.

Police are holding his asthma inhaler, ID and credit cards and phone as "evidence." He said he was charged with being drunk in public and resisting arrest.

Wood has set up a fundraiser for legal funds on GoFundMe. He is planning on taking legal action.

Comments (13)
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jdrevdahl61
jdrevdahl61

Not mine, that’s me filming Fairfield California police officer Williams badge number 1235.

Trackydog
Trackydog

"Stop resisting," the first thing police say when they are using excessive force. You have a right to self defense even against the police ... Oh, yeah, and the police call that resisting arrest.

AirWolf
AirWolf

Yet another example of the Largest Gang Problem we have in the US. Rogue Cops who believe that their positions make them above the law. We must hold these Gang Members to a higher standard degree than we do other citizens because of the Power & Authority they are entrusted with. When they knowingly break the law like this, there needs to be very heavy consuqences.

Lazlo
Lazlo

If you'd like to exercise your 1st Amendment right to petition the government, her's email information for Stanislaus County Sheriff Jeff Dirkse: jdirkse@ci.patterson.ca.us jdirkse@stanislaussheriff.com

I suspect "Office Babbit" is either Deputy John Babbitt or Deputy Bret Babbitt, but I have no way of being sure.

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David Saint
David Saint

i might give them a ring, and quiz them on their knowledge of the Privacy Protection Act. Being that they violated the shit out of it an all

Lazlo
Lazlo

How about we take a break from trying to legalize marijuana in the US to see if we can legalize being black in America?

supervisionrequired
supervisionrequired

based on the story and pics, there is more then enough evidence for a large $$$ civil suit.

Chrome Dome
Chrome Dome

It’s just simply never going to stop with these tyrannical rouge cops because courts are always allowing them to be getting away with what they’re doing and when they release those cameras the footage is going to be deleted which is called obstruction of justice and they’ll never ever be charged and then the cop knew that he couldn’t just simply seize their cameras under the fourth amendment act but the cop will be found to have done no wrongdoing and it really is sickening that courts allows such actions but the Lord almighty will judge these earthly judges, prosecutors, grand juries, and all white jurors to suffer the consequences with the worst sentence ever,hell’s fire.😎