Arlington PD Confronts Copwatchers to Impede Filming

This public video of a police encounter filmed Thursday night shows Arlington police officers confronting local copwathers. Michelle Southwick Wood reports that Arlington police officers slammed a women to the pavement of Cowboys bar parking lot as the group of copwatchers arrived on scene. The video below shows officers proactively deterring the filming of the encounter. Unfortunately, we don’t know if the bar manager who requested the group leave was prompted to make the request.

Officers should welcome a record of the events be made promptly for public convenience and at least make an effort to assure property owners that it’s a good idea that filming be allowed.