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July 28, 2012

ACLU: DC protects citizen journalists from police

The city implemented new policies after a freelance photojournalist was detained while taking photos of a traffic stop

By Andrea Noble
The Washington Times

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland is pointing to a D.C. police department's recent order as a model for law enforcement agencies in the state that want to adopt clear policies dealing with private citizens' right to record police actions.

"We think it is a very strong effort to protect citizen journalists," Meredith Curtis, spokeswoman for the ACLU of Maryland, said of general orders put into effect last week by the Metropolitan Police Department. "They are definitely on the right track and could create a good model for other law enforcement agencies."

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