The activist happened upon a young woman who had been pulled over and began filming as a student sat on the curb. Officer Aquino asked that Juárez step back as he was conducting an investigation but the activist countered that he, at thirteen feet back, was at a reasonable distance and was not interfering with the policeman's work. As the video goes on to show, other officers, five in total, arrived on scene. One asked for his identification. Juárez countered with the question "Am I being detained?" which if not answered affirmatively, as it wasn't, gave him the ability to walk away so as to not be subjected to a consensual encounter by law enforcement.
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