Jan 8 5:19 PM

Activist sues Austin police for right to film arrests

Antonio Buehler of the Peaceful Streets Project.
Peaceful Streets Facebook page
The Stream (Al Jazeera)

A Texas resident is suing the Austin Police Department for preventing him from filming the conduct of the city's officers in what he says is a civil rights violation. 

Antonio Buehler started the police-accountability project Peaceful Streets after witnessing what he considered a violent arrest on Jan. 1, 2012. Officer Patrick Oborski found Buehler taping the event, which led to a heated argument and Buehler's arrest. Both Buehler and Oborski were cleared of felony charges after the incident, though Buehler was still indicted on charges of failure to obey a lawful order.

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