Federal Jury Says Cops Can’t Arrest People for Recording Police Encounters( from Reason)

Federal Jury Says Cops Can't Arrest People for Recording Police Encounters( from Reason)
Federal Jury Says Cops Can’t Arrest People for Recording Police Encounters( from Reason) (click here to access report)

Excerpts from article: “Solesbee told Schlossberg he needed a permit to set up a table in front of the bank and accused him of blocking pedestrian traffic. Then he asked, “Are you taping me?” 

As the two men argued over whether Schlossberg had notified him he was shooting video, the sergeant pointed at the camera and said, “Gimme that. That’s evidence.” 

Schlossberg’s lawyer [Lauren Regan] said the sergeant then charged the activist, roughly grabbed for his camera and wrenched his arm behind his back. Schlossberg was thrown to the ground, where his head struck the pavement, and felt the sergeant’s knee on his neck, Regan said. 

Solesbee seized Schlossberg’s camera and arrested him. He was jailed for five hours on charges of resisting arrest and intercepting communications. Prosecutors later dismissed the charges.”  (source: http://reason.com/blog/2012/01/30/federal-jury-says-cops-cant-arrest-peopl)

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