Nevada Public Radio Listen Live

"Sound Opinions"
Facebook Twitter Follow Nevada Public Radio

Support Nevada Public Radio
KNPR's State of Nevada About SON Archives Participate Specials
UPCOMING
Mark Kleiman Talks Marijuana Laws
Gut Feeling: What We Learned From The Hazda About Digestion
Missing Out On A High School Diploma
RECENT
Council Votes For Horse-Drawn Carriages
Utah Keeps 'Utes' As Mascot
The Progressive Bluegrass Sounds Of The Infamous Stringdusters
Why Don't We Know Who's Behind the Kelly Cheating Scandal?
The Good Foods Of Lent
Castro And Patrick Spar Over Immigration
Boycott Las Vegas Say Social Conservatives
How Safe Is Your Food?
Robert Coover And The Return Of The Brunists
Behind The Bundy Ranch Standoff
Can 'Serious' Reading Happen Online?
BASE Jumping: The Allure And The Danger
Lynne Jasames On Why 'It's Okay To Cry'
Tax Advice For The Alternative Economy
The Secret History Of Las Vegas
Anti-Government Protesters Win Round Against BLM
Deal Reached Between North Las Vegas And Labor Unions
Bryan Ferry (Of Roxy Music) Brings His Orchestra To Vegas
Is Tipping Obsolete?
Being Oscar
The Life Cycle Of A Mall

The Alleged Beating of Mitchell Crooks
The Alleged Beating of Mitchell Crooks

Listen
AIR DATE: April 27, 2011

On Friday the Las Vegas Review-Journal posted live footage of a police beating. The video comes from a March 20 altercation between videographer Mitchell Crooks, and Metro Police officer Derek Colling.
 
Colling's police report claims Mitchell Crooks resisted arrest. But Crooks and his attorney say he was filming police from his own property and was well within his rights. The Clark County District Attorney has dropped all charges against Crooks.  
 
We talk with David Otto, Crooks' attorney, about the incident, the video and the complaint against the Las Vegas Metro Police Department.

LINKS
comments powered by Disqus
COMMENTS:
The law enforcment in this case responded to the situation with the appropriate amount of initial action. The officer clearly asked if he lived there and the victim responded with a simple answer. "No". The officers were responding to a supposed break-in and here stands a person with a camera for all intensive purposes admitting trespassing. He should have responded more clearly to the officer. I have no sympathy for this man.
Anthony M.Apr 25, 2011 09:59:01 AM
And you sir, are an idiot.
AnonApr 26, 2011 21:42:55 PM
"for all intensive purposes admitted trespassing"!!???? No he didn't. The single "no" answer to "do you live here?" doesn't admit trespassing. He could have easily been there with the property owner's permission. For all we know, he could have been at his friend's house (for example) to feed his cat while his friend was on vacation. If officer Colling had been truly interested in whether Mitchell Crooks was trespassing, he would have asked more questions related to why Mitchell Crooks was there. According to the news report, the police were investigating the house across the street. Mitchell Crooks was not interfering with their work. In this video, it is clear that Officer Colling was the aggressor.
AlexApr 26, 2011 22:10:50 PM
© 2013 NEVADA PUBLIC RADIO   
Web hosting facilities provided by Switch.