Chief Cites Austin Cop for ‘Stupidity’ in Viral Video Fracas

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An hour-long video posted on YouTube shows Officer James Maufrais following volunteer cop-watcher Phillip Turner around a bank parking lot after he began recording a traffic stop, shining his flashlight directly into the lens of Turner’s camera. Turner was detained for about an hour for no legitimate reason. Police Chief Art Acevedo said the officer had violated department and called the incident “self-inflicted stupidity . . .

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