Owner Alex Saleh, 26, says he has been looking for answers for the period of more than a year in which he's watched Sampson, other 207 Quickstop employees and customers stopped and frisked day after day by Miami Gardens police. Most of those stopped, including Sampson, are poor and black, Saleh says. Some have been stopped three times in the same day, Saleh told the Herald.
To help him figure out what was going on, Saleh installed 15 video cameras in his store in June 2012. What the cameras produced raise troubling questions about the conduct of Miami Gardens police, the Herald reports.
The videos show cops stopping people, aggressively searching them, arresting them for trespassing in places where their presence presents no violation, searching Saleh's business without warrants or permission and using what appears to be excessive force on people who are not resisting arrest.