DC police chief announces shockingly reasonable cell camera policy
The courts and the Obama administration have both said that these activities violate the Constitution. And at least one police department has gotten the message loud and clear.
In a new legal directive first noticed by DCist, Washington DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier explains the constitutional rights of DC citizens and gives her officers detailed instructions for respecting them. She addresses a number of scenarios that have led to controversy in recent years.
Don’t interfere with recordings
“A bystander has the same right to take photographs or make recordings as a member of the media,”
Does this mean they will stop arresting the media too?
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