On Friday, March 14th 2008, Chaim Hertzel (17) a member of the Shmira was arrested for interfering and obstructing police officers from carrying out an arrest warrant. Apparently when cops tried to arrest someone Hertzel got in the way by physically blocking them with his body and by taking pictures and videos after he was told not to.
This comes just a few months after he was stripped of his Auxiliary Police badge and ID for calling a false emergency backup call on police radios, he did this in order to attempt and get police to respond ‘faster’ to a Shmira call.
This is just one of the reasons for the Crown Heights Jewish community’s extremely poor relationship with the Police Department. By welcoming young, immature and stupid individuals such as Hertzel into their group.