A teenage girl who was detained for videotaping police officers in New Jersey last year is suing the Newark Police Department.
Khaliah Fitchette, then a 16-year-old high school student, began recording police who were investigating a case where a man had fallen on the bus.
Up to that point, it was a routine investigation.
But then one officer ordered the girl to stop recording. When she continued doing so, the officer grabbed her off the bus, deleted the video, handcuffed her, refused to call her mother and tried to charge her with obsruction of justice, according to the New Jersey Star-Ledger.
Now the ACLU and the Civil Rights and Constitutional Litigation Clinic at Seton Hall Law School are suing on her behalf.