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Speeding Motorcyclist Records Trooper's Off-Duty Gun Draw


Motorcyclist Anthony Graber was speeding when a Maryland trooper in an unmarked car pulled him over. The trooper is seen pulling his gun immediately after getting out of the unmarked car and waiting five seconds to identify himself as Maryland State Police. This news report was produced by ABC2 News.

August 05, 2010
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Tags: Off-Duty Incidents, Maryland State Police


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Brenadn @ 1/14/2011 7:31 PM

This is some BS. First of all, the officer is lucky he did not get shot pulling a guy on the riding and delaying identification. Also, how does it make sense that the police can record civilians but civilians cant record police. This whole issue is not so much about the speeding but more about how the laws are biased and need to be changed so that it is not a felony to record officers. Its a shame the US has came to this.

Andy @ 10/6/2011 2:27 PM

Maryland law requires you to tell the person if they are being audio and visually recored. Thats why when you are pulled over officer's that are recording you tell you that. You are not allowed to audio and visually record someone like this biker was without telling others first. The biker also wasn't stopping for officers and was going at a high rate of speed throughout traffic.

Tactical @ 2/17/2012 1:34 PM

Derr. yes of course he was speeding and showboating. Do you think it might have slipped his mind when a gun was involved to suddenly yell out hey you'r being recorded audio and visual. Then it's replayed edited from the authorities, what a Joke!

Travis Davis @ 3/28/2012 11:33 AM

He was filming his ride. It was not his intention to film the police. This is a abuse of power and is stupid. There was no way for him to stop the recording while he was riding in a safe maner. Sorry this is just BS!

Saltman @ 5/18/2012 5:17 AM

Sheeze, immediately identify yourself as an Officer of the law, on-duty or off-duty when acting as a sworn Officer, especially when confronting an individual(s) with a weapon drawn.
I ride a motorcycle in a safe manner but motorists seem to hate my existence on the road sometimes for whatever reason? I am always armed when I ride.

Stumpy @ 8/14/2013 8:20 AM

If you watch the video, the officer may have not needed to draw the gun... but he did notify that he was state police within 9 seconds of the pulling of his car in front of the motorcycle... "get off the motor cycle, (three times) state police..." so you can't say the officer did not tell him who he was...

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