Can You Legally Film The Police?


Filming the police has become a crucial tool in resolving disputed interactions. But most people don’t know their rights regarding the photography, or the filming of police. So is it legal to record them?

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ACLU – Know Your Rights

Digital Media Law Project
“If you plan to record telephone calls or in-person conversations (including by recording video that captures sound), you should be aware that there are federal and state wiretapping laws that may limit your ability to do so.”

Civilians Can Record Police Encounters, But When Is It Interference?
“The filming of police by civilians has also sparked controversy, and it often causes confusion about what is legal.”

Supreme Court Inaction Boosts Right To Record Police Officers
“…the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a decision by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocking the enforcement of an Illinois eavesdropping law.”

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Can Body Cameras End Police Brutality?

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