Just after midnight Wednesday a couple of CMPD Independence Division Officers threw the US Constitution out the window and had a major "Nutty" when a well known and well respected blogger tried to take a photograph of an arrest in progress.
When one of the officers saw that a photo was about to be taken, he shouted that the blogger was not allowed to take a photo of the arrest, and then threatened jail by saying that if a photo was taken the blogger would be arrested for "interfering with an investigation."
When Crime In Charlotte requested the officer's name he told her that his name was Williams. Turns out he forgot that his name was M. Thompson and that the other officer's name was Williams.
When Crime In Charlotte called CMPD's Public Information Officer Rosalyn Harrington to discuss what happened, Harrington was unapologetic saying that officers were within in their rights to arrest Crime In Charlotte. When Harrington was pressed on the validity of the law she stated that Charlotte had rules that are different from other cities like Baltimore, as she continued to explain away the officers actions as justifiable.