WPLG investigative reporter Jeff Weinsier is suing Miami-Dade school board and the three Dade county police officers who arrested him for “false arrest, emotional distress and malicious persecution”.
The cops were sent by Miami-Dade School Board to make Weinsier leave the public sidewalk next to Miami Central High School and go across the street. After Weinsier repeatedly refused to comply one of the officers cuffed him while he was standing on the public road near the sidewalk. After the arrest they found a loaded concealed weapon for which Weinsier had a permit.
Later all charges were dropped by the state attorney’s office because the video tape from incident showed Weinsier was on public property and has a constitutional right to be there.
Now let’s see if the idiots in the media who reported that he was arrested because of the gun would correct themselves!
Local10.com – Local 10 Reporter Suing School Police, Board
Video from the incident: