Whitt v. City of St. LouisRights of Protesters
David Whitt, co-founded the St. Louis CopWatch, after Michael Brown was killed in 2014 by an on-duty police office and there was no video evidence of the incident. He has provided CopWatch training in communities across the country. In August 2016, he arrested and prosecuted for lawfully filming a police encounter. Following his unlawful arrest, his camcorder was seized and searched – only to be returned months later. While the charges were subsequently dropped, Mr. Whitt is pursuing a civil lawsuit against the City and police offices in order to seek damages and prevent future arrest and prosecution.
Filed - August 7, 2018