Back in August, a group of friends in Caldwell Idaho were detained by local law enforcement after being asked to leave a local skate park for being there after hours. The park closes at 11 p.m. The police report says the officer arrived at 11:12.
The situation escalated when one of the detainees began recording the exchange. Although the phone is pointed towards the ground, the audio from the clip gives a pretty clear depiction of the scene.
PINAC investigative reporter Jeff Gray continued his First Amendment audits on Florida officials, testing their knowledge on the law when it comes to photography.
Or more precisely, their lack of knowledge.
A Michigan man who was handcuffed and thrown in the back of a patrol car for taking photos in front of a Kohl’s department store reached a settlement from a federal lawsuit last week.
The settlement is confidential, which will no doubt infuriate many purists, but even a jury trial victory would not have guaranteed any disciplinary action against the Meridian Township Police Department, specifically Andrew Tobias, the officer who told Roy Stephens that it was illegal to photograph people in public.
Yakima City Manager Anthony O’Rourke trying to convict citizen for recording public business
A Washington woman is facing a year in jail for secretly recording a meeting with a pair of public officials about how the local police department abused her husband.
Yakima City Manager Tony O’Rourke said he pursuing the case against the woman because it compromised his right to privacy, even though Yakima Police Captain Greg Copeland was also sitting in the room.
But it’s clear he’s pursuing the case to teach Joey Anderson a lesson about daring to question the aggressive actions of the Yakima Police Department.
A smug-looking douchebag of a cop who wears his sunglasses behind his head claimed a man recording him in public was carrying a concealed weapon after spotting a pocket knife legally attached to his belt.
This was after the cop’s partner tried to grab the man’s phone, but was unable to snatch it out of his hand.