Citizens videotaping cops: Officer safety and policy issues explored




June 08, 2011

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Citizens videotaping cops: Officer safety and policy issues explored
Citizens videotaping cops: Officer safety and policy issues explored

Absent some clear violation of law unrelated to the act of videotaping cops' actions, officers are advised to carefully consider the legalities surrounding the decision to arrest, and if an officer determines that there’s a specific and articulatable need to have the video because it contains crucial evidence, the officer would be well advised to first ask the citizen to voluntarily surrender the recorded material.


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