Abuse of power

The Philadelphia police arrested a man and subject him to verbal abuse for legally carrying a firearm. They released him when they found they hadn’t a leg to stand on, but when he posted recordings of the incident they charged him with disorderly conduct:

The Police Department heard about the YouTube clips. A new investigation was launched, and last month the District Attorney’s Office decided to charge Fiorino with reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct because, a spokeswoman said, he refused to cooperate with police.

This is going to cost Philadelphia a lot of money. I hadn’t heard they had money to waste.

POSTSCRIPT: The police also says that their officers weren’t trained in the relevant gun laws. I’m not sure if it’s worse if that’s true or false.

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