A Florida police sergeant who refers to herself as “WRITER” wrote a a fictionalized version of the truth as to why she arrested a woman who was recording her husband’s arrest outside a house party Saturday night.
Marion County sheriff’s deputies were breaking up a party when they arrested Jason Pomales for “interfering,” which was not captured on camera, but judging by their definition of interfering in the rest of the video, we can assume he was not.
“If you want to keep interfering, you can go to jail for obstructing,” a deputy tells Pomales’ wife, Stacey, as she stands about 30 feet away video recording.
And from there, it went down hill, especially when she asked Sergeant Lisa Azure for her badge number, even referring to her as “ma’am.”
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“Would you like to continue to interfere with my investigation,” the sergeant responds.
To her credit, Azure, who refers to herself as WRITER on her arrest report, repeatedly states in the video that she was not in fear for her life because of the cameras – unlike many of her male peers would have done.
But just like many of her male peers, she proved nothing to be a liar in her report, which you can read in its entirety on the Youtube description.
SEVERAL PARTY GOERS WERE YELLING AND SCREAMING AT THE DEPUTIES. SEVERAL TIMES, ALL DEPUTIES GAVE
VERBAL COMMANDS FOR THE CROWD TO DISPERSE. CO.DEFENDANT STACEY POMALES, REFUSED TO LISTEN TO
COMMANDS TO BACK AWAY FROM DEPUTIES. CO-DEFENDANT STACEY POMALES CONTINUED TO STAND AND YELL AT
WRITER, DEMANDING TO KNOW WHY THE DEFENDANT WAS BEING ARRESTED. CO DEFENDANT POMALES WALKED
AROUND DEPUTY’S PATROL VEHICLE WHERE DEFENDANT POMALES WAS. SHE HAD TO BE TOLD TO BACK AWAY FROM
WRITER’S PATROL VEHICLE. WRITER DID TELL TO THE CO-DEFENDANT, THE DEFENDANT IS AN ADULT AND SHE NEEDED
TO BACK AWAY FROM THE SCENE OR SHE WOULD BE ARRESTED ALSO, AT WHICH TIME, SHE FAILED TO COMPLY. THE
CO-DEFENDANT LEANED AGAINST DEPUTY NEWBANKS’ PATROL VEHICLE AND CONTINUED TO DISOBEY COMMANDS TO
BACK AWAY FROM THE PATROL VEHICLE. WRITER TOLD HER AGAIN AND WHEN SHE DID NOT COMPLY, WRITER TOLD
HER TO TURN AROUND AND PLACED HER HANDS BEHIND HER BACK BECAUSE SHE WAS ALSO UNDER ARREST, WHEN
WRITER GRABBED THE CO-DEFENDANT’S LEFT HAND, SHE TOOK A STEP BACK AND ATTEMPTED TO PULL OUT OF
WRITER’S GRIP SAYING “NO.” THE CO-DEFENDANT WAS SECURED INTO HANDCUFFS AND PLACED IN THE BACK OF
DEPUTY NEWBANKS’ VEHICLE.
IT SHOULD BE NOTED, IT APPEARED THE CO-DEFENDANT WAS VIDEO RECORDING THIS ENTIRE INCIDENT;THEREFORE,
HER CELL PHONE WAS COLLECTED AS EVIDENCE. DEPUTY NEWBANKS PLACED THE CELL PHONE INTO LATENT LOCKER
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