An affidavit filed earlier stated that Brooks shut the door and told officers he was not authorized to allow police on the bus. The officer said the marijuana smell gave him probable cause to search, but Brooks refused to open the door.
When backup officers arrived, police approached the door again and ordered a passenger sitting by the door, Abdullah Mujahid, 52, to open it. He shook his head “no” and held a copy of the U.S. Constitution up in the window, according to a court affidavit.
Police said they also made phone calls to those on the bus, ordering them to come out, but they refused. The bus was towed with the men still aboard to the police training center.
Officers obtained a search warrant and the men got off the bus. They were arrested.
Others arrested were: Rory Smith, 43; Jermaine Simister, 37; Stephen Boykin, 29; Jack Brown, 32; Marshall Sudderth, 26; Robert Jordan, 38; Leon Smith, 36; and Bryan Gathii, 28.