By: Adam Walser / abcactionnews

LAKE WALES, Fla. — A Lake Wales man, who could have been sent to prison for years based on the claims in a police report, was saved by a home surveillance camera. It showed he didn’t attack an officer, as claimed in the report.

After the incident, community leaders said it’s not the first time they’ve heard complaints about heavy-handed policing in their small town.

It started with a traffic stop by Officer Colt Black on the morning of Feb. 8.

Chris Cordero was driving his beat-up Saturn to Publix to pick up medicine for his young son.

“I stopped at a stop sign on Third Street and I noticed the officer behind me, way before I even stopped,” Cordero said, describing how the incident started.

Unbeknownst to the officer, a camera across the street captured it all.

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