Gray said he regularly makes public records requests. Based in St. Augustine, he passed through Brevard County last week on his way back from Miami. He said he stopped to get video of marked police vehicles for a future video piece about public records in Brevard. He saw a traffic stop on West King Street in unincorporated Cocoa and walked over to document it.
Police records show that Deputy Brett Cook requested backup while he conducted the traffic stop. An agent from the Game Over task force arrived, whose identity is exempt from public records. The agent saw Gray standing about 30 feet behind Cook, holding a cell phone, pointing it at Cook.
Police records show the agent approached Gray and asked why he was there. Gray said he did not have to answer any questions. The agent asked his name – Gray said he didn\’t have to tell his name and handed the agent a yellow card. Gray said this was his \”right\’s invocation card\” and he had the \”right to tape law enforcement.\” The agent told Gray he could stand away from Cook and record video.