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Man, Cop Film Stop for Walking with Hands in Pockets

A screengrab of the YouTube video posted by Brandon Mckean. (Photo: YouTube, Brandon Mckean)
A screengrab of the YouTube video posted by Brandon Mckean. (Photo: YouTube, Brandon Mckean)

 

(USA Today) – Police in Michigan released a cell-phone video recorded by a deputy called to investigate an African-American man who was walking with his hands in his pockets, providing the mirror image of an encounter that went viral over the holiday weekend.

In a reflection of how both police and civilians are increasingly sensitized to recording their encounters after the August shooting of Michael Brown, the videos show the white deputy pulling out his iPhone and pressing record after the black man, Brandon Mckean, started to record the encounter on his own phone.

Mckean, 25, on Thanksgiving Day posted a video of the deputy stopping him on the sidewalk in Pontiac, Mich. to question him.

When Mckean asks why he’s being stopped, the deputy says “you were making people nervous.”

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