YOUTUBE VIDEO: ACLU Criticizes Arrest
ORGANIZATION SAYS CONDUCT OF DEPUTY ‘PROBABLY UNLAWFUL’
Posted: December 13, 2010 at 5:25 a.m.
The director of the Arkansas branch of the American Civil Liberties Union had some harsh words about the conduct of a Benton County deputy depicted on the Internet in a YouTube video.
AT A GLANCE
Obstructing Governmental Operations
Under state law, a person is guilty of obstructing governmental operations is he or she:
Knowingly obstructs, impairs or hinders the performance of any governmental function.
Knowingly refuses to provide information requested by an employee of a governmental agency relating to the investigation of a case brought under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, and is the physical custodian of the child in the case.
Fails to submit to court-ordered scientific testing by a noninvasive procedure to determine the paternity of a child in a case brought under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act.
Falsely identifies himself or herself to a law enforcement officer or a code enforcement officer.
The statute does not apply to:
Unlawful flight by a person charged with an offense.
Refusal to submit to arrest.
Any means of avoiding compliance with the law not involving affirmative interference with a governmental function unless specifically set forth in this section.
Obstruction, impairment or hindrance of what a person reasonably believes is a public servant's unlawful action.
Source: Arkansas Code
Video Of Lewis’ Arrest
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