Breaking News

Columbia police activist arrested in gun case

Updated: 2013-09-10T12:13:08Z

— A Columbia activist known for recording videos of public police encounters has found himself tangling with law enforcement.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports 24-year-old Matthew Akins was arrested Saturday by Boone County sheriff’s officers.

Authorities say Akins fired a gun into the ground after he and his girlfriend got into a custody dispute with the father of the woman’s children at the man’s home north of Columbia.

Akins was arrested on suspicion of armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon and child endangerment. Jail records showed he remained held Monday on $100,000 bond. It was not clear if he had an attorney.

Akins has said he founded Citizens for Justice after he was wrongly arrested in 2010 and charged with carrying a concealed weapon in his car.

| The Associated Press

Deal Saver Subscribe today!

Comments

The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Kansas City Star uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here