By Elizabeth Dinh


ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) — Three “cop watchers” have been arrested and are facing criminal charges for filming and interfering with a traffic stop in Arlington on Monday.

The group, which says it routinely follows and films police officers on duty, aims to hold police accountable for their actions.

But Arlington Police say three members of the group took things too far on Monday night.

Kory Watkins, Janie Lucero, and Joseph Tye were arrested and now face charges of interfering with public duties.

(L to R) Kory Watkins, Joseph Tye, and Janie Lucero (Credit: Arlington PD)

(L to R) Kory Watkins, Joseph Tye, and Janie Lucero (Credit: Arlington PD)

“These arrests had nothing to do with somebody videotaping police officers. That happens everyday,” said Sgt. Jeffrey Houston with Arlington Police. “It had everything to do with people interfering with police officers being able to do their jobs.”

The group plans to hold a rally on Saturday evening to protest what they are calling “bogus charges”.

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