Ramsey Orta shot the cell phone video that gave a movement its slogan, "I can't breathe." Now he's going to prison for selling heroin and gun possession.
The ruling comes as cellphones have proliferated and more attention has been paid to police interactions with citizens, and may eventually lead to an appeal to the Supreme Court.
At one point an officer appears to clip the boy in the face with a nightstick, but Stockton police say that the teenager was resisting arrest and that the officers complied with department protocol.
El Grito de Sunset Park—a local police watchdog group—started in 2002, when the country's videos of law enforcement were mostly limited to Rodney King and the show 'COPS.'
Moore was himself arrested by police on Thursday, and released Friday without charge. He said that police had already interviewed him for several hours about Gray's arrest before he was taken into custody.