Weird News

Dallas Crackdown Described as Excessive by Motorcyclist
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Chris Moore was traveling on Stemmons Freeway in Dallas on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend with 50 to 100 sport bikes when he was pulled over for traveling below the posted speed limit.

“I didn’t expect that at all,” Moore said.

  
What
Where


Police officers were out in excess during the holiday weekend in order to prevent a second shutdown of a Dallas freeway like what occurred on Memorial Day weekend of 2011 that led to three arrests. Dallas Deputy Sheriff James Westbrook said that he wanted to find out what was on the camera Moore had with him.

The conversation between Moore and Westbrook is below:

MOORE: “Was I doing something wrong? What am I being pulled over for?”

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




WESTBROOK: “The whole group of you guys.”

MOORE: “No. I was not, individually. How can you pull me over?”



WESTBROOK: “The reason you’re being pulled over is because I’m gonna take your camera and we’re gonna use it as evidence of the crimes that have been committed by other bikers.”

MOORE: “I have not committed any crimes, and you cannot take my personal property from me, sir.”

WESTBOOK: “That’s fine. Need to see your license and registration.”

Hunter Biederman, the lawyer for Moore, said he reviewed the recording and said, “Here this officer decided to just go rogue and pull over the first guy he saw with a helmet camera on.” Moore said it is not illegal to have a video camera but when the Deputy returned he arrested Moore for having a concealed license plate.

WESTBROOK: “You’re under arrest for your license plate being obstructed. Place your hands.”

MOORE: “Are you kidding me, dude?”

WESTBROOK: “Place your hands behind your back.”

MOORE: “Why’d you pull me over in the first place?”

WESTBROOK: “Have a seat, okay?”

MOORE: “Sir. Sir. What you did to me was not right. You know it.”

WESTBROOK: “I’m going to ask you one more time to have a seat.”

MOORE: “That’s f’ed up. Where’s my bike going?”

WESTBROOK: “Sit down.I’m telling you to chill out.”

On the video, Westbrook can be seen shoving Moore into his patrol car and slamming the door with force. The Sheriff’s Office released a written statement that said Moore was pulled over for a concealed license plate. The video was confiscated by the police and turned in to the gang unit as evidence. The bike Moore was riding on was impounded and he had to spend eight hours in jail, which Moore said was the result of a charge created after the fact.

“Completely shocked at their behavior,” he said.



 

RELEVANT JOBS

Staff Attorney

USA-VA-Fairfax

The Staff Attorney is responsible for managing the Fund’s delinquent contribution and withdraw...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-TX-Sugar Land

Civil Litigation Firm in Sugar Land, TX. is seeking an attorney with 2 - 5 years litigation exp...

Apply now

Second Year Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-Sacramento

SECOND YEAR LITIGATION ATTORNEY   Cook Brown, LLP, a Sacramento boutique labor & employme...

Apply now

Associate Attorney - New Orleans

USA-LA-New Orleans

Slocumb Law Firm, LLC, is a national personal injury law firm. This is an excellent opportunity for ...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Personal Injury Litigator

USA-VA-Fairfax

Northern Virginia office of our client is seeking a personal injury litigator with 4+ years of stron...

Apply Now

Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Larkspur

Larkspur office of our client seeks an associate attorney with 4-6 years of experience/background pr...

Apply Now

Associate Attorney

USA-MI-Bloomfield Hills

Bloomfield Hills office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks an associate attorney wit...

Apply Now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top