Department of Justice Weighs in on Recording Police

12 Jan

The DOJ takes the side of citizens in the ongoing debate over the right of the public to record on-duty police officers. The DOJ states:

“The right to record police officers while performing duties in a public place as well as the right to be protected from the warrantless seizure and destruction of those recordings, are not only required by the Constitution… They are consistent with our fundamental notions of liberty, promote the accountability of our governmental officers, and instill public confidence in the police officers who serve us daily”

It is rare to see the federal government argue to reduce its own powers.

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