A Houston, Texas 19-year-old was simply cutting grass and passing out business cards in a high-end neighborhood when police showed up demanding his identification and pulling out the handcuffs, all of which can be seen on video.
Later that day cops showed up to the same teenager’s home and reportedly released the K-9 dog on him, which caused lacerations to the teen’s arm.
The teenager had not committed a crime and had every right to utilize his Fourth Amendment right to protection against unlawful search and seizure.
On July 18th 19-year-old Marlin Gipson parked his maroon Dodge Ram truck on the curb and his two man crew went to work on a clients lawn. Gipson in the mean time went door to door with the intention of handing out business cards. But one of the neighbors in the nice neighborhood didn’t like what was happening or either grew suspicious of a young man knocking on doors.
It was then that a neighbor called 911 to report “suspicious” activity. Shortly thereafter an officer approached Gipson demanding his identification, which is when Gipson begins video recording. Gipson eventually gave the officer his name, birth date etc.
Gipson asks the officer for his card as well as a name and badge number, but the officer apparently took that as a threat and then takes out his handcuffs. Gipson begins to back away while implying that the handcuffs weren’t necessary. The video jump cuts to later that day with the police at Gipson’s house demanding a physical ID.
Gipson refuses while locking and closing his door. The video then ends, but the Harris County Constable’s Office confirmed that Gipson was then bitten by a police dog for not complying with police arrest orders. Gipson was then arrested for failure to ID and evading arrest, he also was arrested on an outstanding