With the Crowley Police Department’s arrests of Theresa Richard — both incidents because she was video recording officers in the line of duty — the Photography is Not a Crime guys were in town recently for an interview with a former police officer.

Logging in at about 30 minutes, the PINAC interview — which is beginning to make waves on social media — is with former Crowley police officer Johnny Courville.

Courville discusses his experiences in law enforcement, particularly issues like “no-knock raids” and how the department would use this tactic to drum up drug arrests in exchange for federal grants. The problem with the raids, says Courville, is that they rarely turned up any narcotics, and more often than not, were treading on the constitutional rights of the citizens.

Courville sends a message that law enforcement has changed in recent years, with many officers losing sight of their intended mission of protecting and serving. Here's the interview:

 

 

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