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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.

Tags: Baltimore PD, Citizen Video, Wiretapping


Comments (5)

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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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