to get me back in the mood to yell about crap. Didn't take long, either. I present to you Deputy Natalie Barber:
A North Carolina deputy with the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office was
caught on video confiscating two different cellphones and detaining a
former U.S. Marine after she claims he got “aggressive.” Her claims are
now being called into question after video of the incident surfaced
Barber then ordered the man to put down his phone for her “safety”
and when he refused, she snatched it out of his hand. She informed the
man that she was going to pat him down for weapons and then she put him
The deputy was clear that Jaramillo wasn’t under arrest, only detained for both of their safety.
When Jaramillo’s son started recording the officer detaining his dad with another phone, she confiscated that cellphone as well.
“I’m snatching everyone’s phone and I will take everyone in!” Barber screams.
In her official police report, Barber claimed that she only
confiscated the phones and detained Jaramillo after he got “angry” and
was “being aggressive.”
And- of course- filing a complaint did nothing:
Jaramillo reportedly complained to Barber’s supervisors about the
incident but was told the officer acted properly because she feared for
Ah yes, she feared that the video would show her being a jerk, so that's enough excuse to be an even bigger jerk.