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Anthony (or Antonio) Buehler is the West Point grad and Iraqi vet who photographed Austin Police using questionable force on a young woman pulled over on New Year’s Eve of this year. From Buehler’s allegations, after the police noticed him taking pictures, they questioned what he was doing and then began pulling and pushing him around (as seen on the video here). The APD has accused Buehler of spitting in an officer’s face which landed him in jail for harassment of a public servant. Buehler is currently awaiting trial and could face up to 10 years in prison.

Buehler denies having spit in an officer’s face and according to news outlet RT, Buehler was “ignored” when filing a complaint with the Austin Internal Affairs Department…

Periodically stories of citizens arrested for documenting police makes headline news. It is not illegal to videotape or photograph a police officer as long as you’re not interfering with the arrest or investigation.

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Austinite Could Face Ten Years in Prison for Photographing Police