Cops: Transgender Protester Arrested For Kicking Over Tent

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Police have released the identity of the individual arrested last Friday night during a transgender rights demonstration.

According to a complaint affidavit from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, 25-year-old Timothy Daniel Pilar was arrested and charged with one count of disorderly conduct and one count of resisting an officer without violence.

Video from NBC6 South Florida camera crews show police lifting Pilar off the ground and into a squad car. Pilar was attending a protest organized by transgender activists in response to the U.S. Justice Department’s decision to scrap the Obama administration’s transgender guidelines for students.

Related: Fort Lauderdale PD Arrests One In Transgender Rights March

In the affidavit, arresting officer Krystal K. Smith writes “Pilar entered a park, after being instructed to leave Pilar kicked over a tent.”

Upon kicking over the tent, Officer Smith informed Pilar he was under arrest. The police report reads Pilar then ran, was caught and taken down.

The incident occurred at 50 E. Las Olas Blvd. Pilar is listed as a 6-foot, male with a Pembroke Pines address. Officer Smith indicates Pilar was under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

NBC6 reported Pilar was tased during apprehension, however there is no mention of officer Smith using a taser in the affidavit.


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