Recording an encounter with police
You may video and audio record police performing official duties in public.
During police encounters it is advisable to be mindful of recording the incident. Many criminal case witnesses and officers have selective memory. Recording the encounter can impact the outcome of your case should you be charged with a crime.
In these situations what are the Police not allowed to do?
AN officer may NOT:
- The video or audio recording of a police officer encounter cannot be confiscate, and the Police may not demand to view, or delete it without a warrant.
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In these situations what am I not allowed to do?
An individual may NOT:
- Interfere with the officers’ duty [ex. “stand back!” do so.
- If the officer is investigating a crime, chances are his or her patience with your answers will be lessened, so make sure your answers are concise and clear that you have no intentions of talking without your lawyer being present, and that you are invoking your right to remain silent.
- Physically resist– if officer reaches for your device, do not resist, just report it.
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- Refusing to answer questions is not an admission of guilt
- Asserting your right to remain silent is not an admission of guilt
- Demanding to have your lawyer present during any questioning is not an admission of guilt
- Refusing a search is not an admission of guilt.
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