When Chris Lollie was approached by St. Paul, Minnesota police officers, asking for identification, he refused, explaining that since he had committed no crime, he had no duty to identify himself.
“Why do I have to let you know who I am? I don’t have to let you know who I am if I haven’t broken any laws.”
Lollie, was innocent of committing any crime whatsoever. He explained that had not been loitering in front of the First National Bank building. Instead, he had been waiting to pick up his kids from school, not far away.
Lollie was then followed by two officers who eventually attacked and tasered him, right in front of his children.
This St. Paul father explained to the officers “the real problem here is that I’m black.”
Almost immediately, the officers attacked him. His cell phone was recording the whole ordeal, but once tasered, he dropped it. The video still picked up the bulk of the interaction’s audio.
“Please help me! Someone please help me! I haven’t done anything wrong!”
“I didn’t do anything wrong, I didn’t break any laws and you tased me! That’s assault!”
Lollie ended up being “charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct, and obstructing the legal process…”
Check out the video of the incident below…
The charges were all eventually dropped. Lollie was right. He had no legal obligation to identify himself. But that didn’t stop these rogue cops from assaulting and tasering him in front of his own children.
(Article by Jackson Marciana; image via YouTube)