Fresno Man and Daughter Denied Access to Bus by Police, Officer Says It’s Because He “Said So”
Jesse Paz of Fresno, California was denied access to a bus earlier this week by a Fresno Police Officer who took issue with him. Despite already purchasing a ticket for both himself and his daughter, Paz was told by Officer Ruiz that he would be subject to arrest if he attempted to use the bus that day. The reason for his denial was because Officer Ruiz “said so”.
The argument began when Paz had gotten off work and began conversing with a youth from 701 United. Paz explained further on his Facebook:
Julisa had to go to my work with me today. I just clocked out and we caught the fax (Fresno Area Express) bus to Manchester Mall. I saw a youth from 701 United and started talking with him, when this Fresno Police officer Rudy Ruiz badge #P379 came up to tell the youth he had to go. That’s when I proceeded to tell the youth “you better hurry up and go or else….” implying that the officer would arrest him. Officer Ruiz proceeded to come up and harass me, telling me that I could not ride the bus although i had already purchased my and Julisa’s ride. Its hot, Julisa had to use the restroom and we were both very hungry.The officer could not tell me what I did wrong and why I could no longer ride the bus.
So I have called the department and asked to speak with his sergeant. Waiting on their call back. Julisa was scared because he literally walked us away from the bus station. He also threatened to take me down if I did not leave the premises. Can someone help me. We are in shock right now.
Here is the video of the incident: