Onslow County Deputy Sheriff Natalie Barber reportedly told Carlos Jaramillo, a former United States Marine, to give up his cell phone when she caught him recording her from his porch last Saturday night.
The incident began when Deputy Barber was investigating a dispute over some neighborhood dogs in Onslow County, N.C. Deputy Barber refused to accept Jaramillo’s VA card as identification, but demanded to see his driver's license (video below).
Jaramillo told Deputy Barber that he was going to record her on his cell phone “for my safety,” but the officer yelled back, “For my safety, put the phone down. I’m telling you to put the phone down!”
Deputy Barber grabbed the cell phone from Jaramillo and handcuffed him in front of his family, reports PhotographyisNotaCrime.com.
Deputy Barber also took Jaramillo's son’s cell phone when he tried filming her handcuffing his father. However, Jaramillo's son was able to record more video with his mom's cell phone from behind a screen door.
All three video recordings have been made public by Jaramillo's family and seemingly contradict Deputy Barber's claims that Jaramillo was “being aggressive” and “causing commotion and distracting me from doing my job.”
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Amazingly, the Onslow County Sheriff’s Department told Jaramillo that Deputy Barber did the right thing because she supposedly feared for her life, notes RawStory.com.