Back in the summer we spoke with Carlos Miller, a Miami based photo-journalist and civil rights activist. He is most well known for documenting 1st Amendment violations by police officers, particularly their habit of illegally confiscating cameras from innocent bystanders.
This happens time and time again in our country and last year Carlos was singled out by Miami Dade police when he was covering an Occupy demonstration near government center, downtown. We discussed this case in our first conversation. Well, a few weeks ago Carlos was found not guilty of the charges laid on him by an apparently malicious Miami PD officer. I caught up with him to get some of the details and ask about the implications of this victory. Also, check out some of the footage from the trial: the accusing cop gets caught in a lie; and the defense’s surprise witness.