Baltimore Cops Told Not To Stop Photos and Video
February 13, 2012
Baltimore police officers may not "prevent or prohibit" people from taking photographs or video of crime scenes and other law enforcement activities that are in public view, according to a department-wide directive reported by the Baltimore Sun.
The new rules essentially repeat a policy that has long been the norm, department commanders say, but which has been difficult to enforce without written guidelines. The release of the general order comes after a series of confrontations between the seemingly ubiquitous camera-wielding public and officers in Baltimore and elsewhere—including several court challenges.
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Dustin @ 2/13/2012 7:48 PM
Then police officers should start recording video and taking pictures of anyone they want when on duty as well. Give and take...
TLBach @ 2/13/2012 7:52 PM
It's always been allowed; so what? Let them take the photos and make the videos. One day YOU may want to. Don't be too quick to give up your Rights; your Freedom for simply a "professional" ego.
Not all photos and videos are negative.
Just do your job; Professionally.
3rd Gen. LEO retired.
TimFromLA @ 2/13/2012 8:07 PM
Also, take photos of your pogues. Hell take videos of your I.A. interrogation. But make sure it's of during the BOR hearing.
jason v @ 2/14/2012 7:55 AM
Is there any place out in public besides a restroom that isnt being recorded?
rob @ 2/19/2012 8:15 PM
Dustin, cops already do it is called a dash cam.
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