UPDATE: VIDEO ADDED – Anne Arundel County Police Officer Suspended After Violating Citizens First Amendment to Record Him

August 7, 2017

On Saturday, August 5, 2017 at approximately 4:15 p.m., Corporal Wolford, ID #1740, of the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to a customer dispute call in the 8200 block of Sebring Court in Severn. While the officer was discussing the matter with one of the involved parties, his interactions were being video recorded by another person at the scene. The video shows the officer, upon realizing he was being video recorded, approach the person taking the video in an apparent attempt to grab the recording device from the person.

It is the policy of the Anne Arundel County Police Department that members of the general public have a First Amendment right to video record, photograph, and/or audio record officers while they are conducting official business in any public space, unless such recordings interfere with police activity.

The actions of this officer are a detriment to the relationships we have fostered within our community and do not reflect our commitment to providing courteous service to all citizens.

“The Anne Arundel County Police are 100% committed to providing courteous service and protecting the rights of the citizens we serve. When we see these standards not being met, we will deal with violations of our policies forthrightly and with integrity. We are doing so in this case.” – Chief Timothy Altomare.

Corporal Wolford’s police powers have been suspended pending an investigation by the Internal Affairs Unit.




42 Responses to UPDATE: VIDEO ADDED – Anne Arundel County Police Officer Suspended After Violating Citizens First Amendment to Record Him

  1. Anonymous on August 7, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    “The law works for the criminals…It’s not for the good guys…” Thank you Corporal Obvious.

  2. john steagall on August 7, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Another Blue Lives Matter thug

    • Rog on August 8, 2017 at 6:02 am

      Keep moving troll.

      • john steagall on August 9, 2017 at 10:11 pm

        IN YOUR FEELINGS BOOTLICKER?

        • Rog on August 10, 2017 at 8:02 pm

          WHAT?

  3. ChrisChristie on August 7, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Should have been suspended for being 200lbs overweight in a profession that requires athletic ability. It’s always the obese cops that shoot fleeing suspects they can’t chase down on foot.

    • Anonymous on August 7, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      WTF? He isn’t even that big, he is stocky. His shirt is just huge. He also has a vest on underneath, you dumbass. Hopefully they shoot you next.

      • Anonymous on August 8, 2017 at 5:45 am

        Stocky is code for fat a**, donut eating, overweight cop.

        • Anonymous on August 8, 2017 at 10:19 pm

          LMAO!

        • john steagall on August 9, 2017 at 10:11 pm

          I concur

      • Bob Lob Law on August 8, 2017 at 7:38 am

        You must be blind if you can’t see the turkey gobbler neck. And that gut is not from a vest. This guy is overweight, plain and simple.

      • Copsarecrooked on August 8, 2017 at 9:05 am

        Umm he is definitely overweight!!! Stocky is nowhere on his physique!!!
        And you wishing someone gets shot is childish. Remember that when you lose a family member!! You obviously cant see if you think hes not fat!!

      • ANONYMOUS on August 8, 2017 at 10:04 am

        He’s a fat cow look at him. Get real. Idiot

      • Anonymous on August 8, 2017 at 11:24 am

        Lol don’t get upset moo moo

      • Anonymous on August 8, 2017 at 11:46 am

        he’s definitely not in shape… vest or no vest.

        • Stop&Think on August 8, 2017 at 2:37 pm

          … camera adds another 40 lbs. …

          • Bob Lob Law on August 8, 2017 at 4:58 pm

            Or in his case 140 lbs.

    • Anonymous on August 7, 2017 at 10:47 pm

      Nothing new. Most Americans are overweight or obese.

    • cheywolf on August 8, 2017 at 8:29 am

      200lbs overweight? So if he lost 200lbs, he would be about 30lbs… Too funny, you tried to insult someone but again, Karma stepped in.

      • Anonymous on August 8, 2017 at 3:25 pm

        Lol he’s every bit of 350 wolfie

    • Cpl. Fatty McFatFat on August 8, 2017 at 10:16 am

      200lbs doesn’t always mean that a person doesn’t have athletic ability. I’ve seen for myself a 270lb officer keep up with and catch a guy on foot before after a 100 yard dash. BIG can equal 5 days at the gym building muscle so get your head out of Christie’s a$$ and stop being bias.

  4. Research on August 7, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    What’s Calvert’s policy?

    • Mikey E on August 8, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      Always ask the Live PD producer.

    • Roger on August 8, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      What does Calvert County have to do with an Anne Arundel officer?

    • Stop&Think on August 8, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      Calvert PD tries to eat less donuts than Anne Arundel PD …

  5. Anonymous on August 8, 2017 at 2:05 am

    arrogant clowns always got to record everything….

  6. Anonymous on August 8, 2017 at 5:33 am

    Guess he’s wearing a vest between his five chins also

  7. joe on August 8, 2017 at 6:51 am

    When you mock a citizen and attempt to illegally grab their property, that is the utmost in unprofessionalism and complete lack of maturity. This is not good cop.

    We need more police accountability. This officer needs to be formally reprimanded and reduced in rank and needs to publicly apologize to the man who recorded this.

    • Rog on August 8, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      When you mock someone in public should you do all of those same things? Cut him some slack; it’s sounds like he was trying to interact with them on their level and they weren’t that butt hurt over it

  8. Adam 12 on August 8, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Good for AA County. We can’t have double standards as the law applies equally.

  9. BlueLivesIsntAThing on August 8, 2017 at 10:44 am

    I’m glad they’re getting this TRASH off of the street, hopefully for good!

  10. Anonymous on August 8, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Wow, I’m studying criminal justice, and am very supportive of police, but when you see an officer talking about informing them of the law, then not knowing the First Amendment himself, and mocking the guy who is explaining that he knows he is allowed to record is just wrong, and is one of the many reasons that some people feel that officers are wrong. These types of officers give the system a bad name. Good job to Anne arundel for suspension on him.

    • Ben Matlock on August 9, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      But Charles County suspended an officer for utilizing his first amendment rights. Weird double standard.

  11. Tayo on August 8, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Crazy

  12. The Other Party on August 8, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    I have read all of your comments and understand that they are all from what you have viewed in this clip. I have first hand knowledge of why this officer was on the scene and what happened before he arrived. There is a lot more to this story than this 2 minute clip I would go into details of what took place and the actions of the officer upon his arrival at the location. Since I was notified about 2 hours ago that this matter is currently being investigated I will not put the details of what took place on a open forum to compromise the investigation.

    I will say this much, those two clowns from BoB’s furniture are not innocent and had a nasty attitude hence the reason I told them to take their crap and leave my house.

    • Bob Lob Law on August 9, 2017 at 7:27 am

      None of what you said changes the fact that the police officer was WRONG.

      • Ben Matlock on August 9, 2017 at 2:55 pm

        As much as this pains me to say, I agree with Grand Master Troll Bob Lob on this one.

        • Michael gray Jr on August 10, 2017 at 12:13 pm

          He has a valid point for once in his pathetic little life.

          • Bob Lob Law on August 10, 2017 at 3:15 pm

            Thanks woman, I appreciate it.

  13. Anonymous on August 9, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Why is this cop so fat?

  14. Ben Matlock on August 9, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    So AA County suspends an officer for violating someone’s first amendment rights, and Charles County suspended an officer for exercising his first amendment rights. Got it.

  15. GetBack on August 17, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Interesting how video-mania has changed our lives.

    Which of us would say and/or do differently every day, if we knew that we are on camera – AND that it will be shown to the public?

    Sobering if you think about it.

    Like a preview of judgment day – when the secrets of all men will be revealed.