Taylor Hardy, whose escapade with a raging Miami-Dade paramedic went viral in March, was told by a pair of Miami police officers that he was not allowed to shoot video or take photos of a traffic fatality investigation earlier today.
Knowing they would not hesitate to arrest him, he stopped recording and moved across the street to continue recording.
Plus, he is scheduled to drive to Jacksonville in the morning, so a night in jail would have ruined those plans.
Hardy said the five-car accident left one man dead and several others injured. The body was already beneath a tarp.
The officer who yelled at him was named Robinson.
Despite what she or the detective said, there is no law against video recording a deceased accident victim from a public street. Many people might find it disrespectful but doesn’t make it less journalistic.
Check out Hardy’s run-in with a paramedic that went viral.