Trimbell then tried to dismiss the body cam footage of his arrest by arguing that it had been "cleverly edited" to remove the moment when he said the magical combination of words that meant he couldn't be arrested for trying to assault two police officers, before launching -- during his trial where he was accused of obstructing police business -- into this exchange with the prosecutor:
Trimbell: "I know that I obstructed police."
Prosecutor: "Can I just check, you said you obstructed police?"
Trimbell: "Oh yes, I did."
Somehow that was enough to convince the court that he was guilty, but Trimbell -- who was found guilty of assaulting another police officer in 2014, and was once jailed for attempting to make a citizen's arrest on a judge (during a trial, no less) -- has promised to appeal the decision in the coming weeks. That is, presumably after he finishes reading the chapter of his big fancy common law books with titles like Don't confess to the crime you're accused of.
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