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

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An Austin police officer recorded trying to prevent an activist from filming a traffic stop Saturday night has been taken off patrol while the department investigates, reports the Austin American-Statesman. Officer James Maufrais is shown in a YouTube video following volunteer cop-watcher Phillip Turner around a bank parking lot, shining his flashlight directly into the lens of Turner’s camera . . .

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