Deputies: Man arrested after refusing to stop live streaming in courthouse
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - A California man is in custody after deputies say his refusal to stop live streaming inside a Fulton County courthouse ended in a dangerous situation.
(Fulton County Sheriff's Office)
Officials say Kevin McCall of West Hollywood, California was in the Fulton County Justice Center Tower when officers asked him to stop live streaming on Instagram. Recording inside the courthouse is not allowed without authorization.
Instead of stopping, deputies say McCall continued to stream and "used profane and abusive language" at a deputy sergeant of the Fulton County Sheriff's Office.
McCall then allegedly hit a deputy's hand when the deputy signaled him to stop and tried to leave. When deputies attempted to take him into custody, officials say the sergeant and McCall fell down one of the courthouse's escalators.
Both men did not require medical attention from the fall, though the sergeant's eyeglasses were broken.
McCall has been charged with felony 2nd-degree criminal damage to property, misdemeanor obstruction of a law enforcement officer, misdemeanor terroristic threats, misdemeanor disorderly conduct, and misdemeanor simple assault. He is currently booked into the Fulton County Jail.