The dash cam is from the 3rd vehicle, not the constable that initiated the stop. The 3rd vehicle didn’t’ arrive until the constable had already forcibly removed Carter from the car with no reason, and pat searched him without permission. That’s about the point the 3rd unit arrives (the boys think about 15 minutes into the stop.). If they’d been told the reason for the stop right here, they’d have consented the search on the vehicle. Carter was 16 at the time and was the driver. Tyler was 20 at the time and was the passenger. The ‘anonymous tip’ call that’s referenced in the dash cam numerous times was made by Chief Deputy Kevin Halbert – nothing anonymous about it.
2:57 - Ask for reason pulled over and why out of the car.
3:43 - Ask for reason/probable cause
4:44 - Carter asks for phone (again)
5:32 – Tyler cuffed but still not given any reason for stop OR asked his name.
6:49 – Carter cuffed/slammed over bridge railing
7:15 – Tyler put into squad car about 7 cars back.
8:59 – two officers are inside the car – one is killing the engine, the 2nd officer is on the other side and can’t be seen – after having been told to NOT enter the car
9:44 – the officer repeatedly tells Carter when he knows the ‘nature of the call he’ll understand’
10:30 – says all these important people didn’t roll out here for no reason, but still won’t give reason for the stop
12:22 – officer asks Carter if ‘he’s made anyone mad lately’
14:20 – the whole incident is ‘being videoed’ (but only produced ONE dash cam)
14:42 – again asks who Carter has ‘made mad’
15:14 – Chief Halbert arrives (he made the ‘anonymous tip call)
16:28-17:00 – microphones muted
17:26 – asks again for a reason for the stop, officer says they are being detained, ‘you see all these guys not in uniform? It’s pretty serious’
19-22:34 – Microphones muted
22:20 – Chief Halbert leaves the scene
23:31 – Carter again asks to call mom
30:01 – family members of the Ex-girlfriend drive by. One used to work for HCSO
30:34 – reference “blue or yellow”
30:34-32:21 – everyone is behind the car with the dash cam recording. One officer says Tyler is ‘grown if that changes anything’
32:40-40:42 – microphones muted
40:33 – again asks for reason for stop, again told it must be serious to have this amount of important people here
42:14 – Tyler asks officer if he knows the ex-girlfriend’s family. He says yes.
44:38 – mom arrives in the ‘yellow mustang’ (Thanks Life 360)
46:26 – mom asks for reason, not given one
47:10 – officer states ‘something so simple has turned into a clusterfuck’. (how would a tip for drugs and guns be simple?)
48:00 – drug dog arrives
49:15 – drug dog put up (note the constable stays away from the drug dog. Also note, the drug dog would never have known if Tyler had drugs on him because he was in the unit.)
49:20-54:47 – muted microphones
54:57 –Tells Tyler the reason for the stop. Says an anonymous tip from dispatch for ‘this vehicle’ with guns and narcotics. Said the vehicle was seen by the school resource officer revving the pipes. (so shouldn’t the call have been for the BLUE mustang if it had been seen? Not just the blue or yellow?)
57:18 – finally asks Tyler his last name and DOB.
57:52 – apologizes and thanks Tyler and says ‘I know more will come from this’ then says the cuffs might be stiff bc he’d gotten them wet. Both boys had definite marks from the cuffs cutting into them.
58:49 – Constable gives reason to Carter and mom – same story – that it was ‘this vehicle and the school resource officer saw it, call from dispatch, etc.’ and says the dash cam is recording and points at HIS vehicle which is the first one – but the county attorney said they aren’t equipped