Cops detain random black man. Bonus upskirt

LOS ANGELES – Newly released body camera footage at the center of a racial-profiling lawsuit shows police officers arresting a Black man outside of his own home during a search for a white suspect.

Antone Austin, 42, said he was bringing in his trash cans from outside his Hollywood apartment on May 24, 2019, when two Los Angeles Police Department officers suddenly pulled up and ordered him to turn around.

The suit alleged that the officers were responding to a domestic violence call. The caller was vague and gave no description of the suspect nor an address and simply told dispatchers that the suspect was near Fat Sal’s restaurant, about three blocks from Austin’s home.

The body camera video shows the officers in their vehicle as they spotted Austin.

“Is this the dude?” one asked.

“Probably,” the other responded.

They then approached Austin and commanded him to turn around, and he responded by asking the officers what they are doing, telling them, “I live here.”

One officer then admitted that he did not have a suspect description but continued to arrest Austin.

“We got a call … OK man, I don’t know who I’m looking for yet … Turn around man! What is your problem?” one officer was heard saying in the body camera footage.

Austin continued to question the police, and tensions rose. His 30-year-old girlfriend, Michelle Michlewicz, said she heard the confrontation from the shower and rushed outside in her bathrobe, trying to intervene. She ended up in the struggle and was disrobed in the process, exposed to others on the street as she was pushed and restrained by police.

At one point, the 911 caller even tried to intereve, telling police Austin was not the man she called about, but they continued with the arrest.

Both Austin and Michlewicz were arrested but charges were eventually dropped.

“In your mind, you want to say to yourself, ‘It happened because I’m Black,’ and then you don’t want to be that petty. You don’t want to be that small. You don’t want to really believe that people’s thinking is really [on] that low of a scale,” Austin told ABC News. “Then when you watch the footage, and you hear the guy in the car – the girl in the 911 call told him to go to a restaurant that was three blocks away from my house.”

Austin said he fought for the release of this footage and said he’s relieved that the public now gets to see what he went through.

“It’s crazy that they can just convince you. [They’re] supposed to be the mediator there to serve, protect – to find out what’s going on,” he said. “They, in their minds, are the judge and the jury ,and they’re going convict you on the spot, based on what you look like … it’s really eye-opening, It changes the way I look at a lot of things.”

Neither the LAPD nor the city’s attorneys are commenting to ABC News. The lawsuit is set for jury trial in October in downtown Los Angeles.

The couple’s attorney, Faisal Gill, said the officers didn’t know who they were looking for when they arrived at the scene in response to a domestic disturbance call.

"It was racial profiling,’’ Gill said. "No question about it and to add injury to insult they arrest my clients, put them in jail … Even the woman who called 911 tried to tell the officers that they had the wrong person.’’

This is when qualified immunity needs to be denied and these cunts need to be charged. That was straight up kidnapping.

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Gawd those cops are the stupidest human beings on the planet and equipped with a super huge power trips. The biggest step to police reform is to get rid of the police union which let the force fire those cops with the quickness.

And whoever blurred out the upskirt and open robe should be shot.

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This.

Looks like she has a tight body…

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I hope he sues the fuck out of that department.

They are. And they will win. Probably not a substantial amount (aka “fuck you money”)

The bigger travesty is if these officers are allowed to continue policing.

LAPD gonna LAPD

ttt for upskirt screenshot.

Agreed. They should be put on unpaid suspension and then terminated after the trial.

such a faggy picture… matching sweaters with his girrrlfriend. “hey guys, ya no I can’t come over, we gotta go shopping for matching sweatshirts again…”. I better be dead if I’m wearing the same shit my chick is.

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That lady was nuts going out there with no clothes.

Rockin bod on that little whore.

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This dude doesn’t deserve a dime, he never followed instructions and brought it all on himself. Its has nothing to do with race.

They didn’t even have a description. You can’t just detain the first person you see near a building with nothing else to go on.

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That’s exactly what cops do, Iv’e had it happen to me and I’m white. I followed instructions because I didn’t want to get shot and they let me go. Simple.

And that’s what I would have done too but it is still an illegal terry stop. They fucked up.

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I think it falls in line with department procedure.

I was stopped by the police twice and I didn’t even do anything. But I complied anyway and went home afterwards.

Exactly. Unless a cop is endangering you in some way, fucking cooperate. As soon as that guy got combative the police start thinking he did something wrong.