A group of cyclists calling themselves the Park Street BMX Crew were detained by police officers in Caldwell, Idaho, back in August.
According to PhotographyIsNotaCrime.com, the cyclists were detained by police for being in a local skate park at 11:12 p.m. because the park closed at 11 p.m.
One of the cyclists recorded the encounter with his cell phone (video below), which was pointed downwards, but captured some shocking audio.
“I need you to put that cell phone down right now because you are detained. Give me the cell phone," stated one police officer, noted KIVI.
“It is within my legal rights,” countered a cyclist.
”You don’t have any legal rights now because right now you just broke the law," claimed the police officer.
The same officer refused to provide the cyclists with his name.
“I’m still blown away at how this accelerated from five guys riding their bikes at the park. They searched everybody.,” said Joe Dondero, one of the cyclists, told KIVI. “They didn’t find any drugs or alcohol. We were just riding our bikes at the park like we have done several times.”
Caldwell’s Police Chief Chris Allgood says there is an internal investigation into the incident, which appears to be a violation of civil rights.
While Dondero and a friend were cited by the police for trespassing, police also charged Dondero with resisting arresting and obstructing law enforcement.
Dondero’s lawyer reportedly has a 20-minute video of the encounter, but only released about two minutes, which may put the police in a tight spot when they testify in court.