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Ohio Cops Threaten to Arrest Man for Recording Against Suspects' Wishes


Police are now claiming they are merely trying to protect the privacy of suspects they are arresting when they order citizens not to record them in public.

As if suspects somehow had an expectation of privacy in public.

This apparently is just another ruse to keep people from recording them. Not much different than the “phone could be a gun” routine we’ve seen several times this year.

We saw it earlier this month when an Orange County sheriff’s deputy detained a man recording her, claiming she was trying to protect the man she was arresting.

The latest example comes to us from Goshen, Ohio where a police officer tells a man he doesn’t mind being recorded, but the handcuffed suspects do mind.

“I don’t mind you filming me,” the cop tells Kameron Kolding in the above video.

“But these guys in the back of the cop car would like you not to film them.”

When Kolding points out that they have no expectation of privacy, the cop threatens to cite him for obstruction.

“When I tell you not to do something and you continue to do it, that’s obstruction,” the cop states.

Kolding eventually has to leave to prevent getting arrested.

The cop is obviously familiar with Kolding because of previous incidents in which he was trying to record them in public, only to get cited or threatened, as you can see in the videos below.

Contact the Goshen Police Department:

Goshen Township Police Department

Phone: 513-722-3200

Fax: 513-722-3201

Chief of Police Ray Snyderray.snyder@goshen-oh.gov

Captain Bob Rosebob.rose@goshen-oh.gov


Goshen Police Chief Ray Snyder

Goshen Police Chief Ray Snyder

About Carlos Miller

Carlos Miller is founder and publisher of Photography is Not a Crime, which began as a one-man blog in 2007 to document his trial after he was arrested for photographing police during a journalistic assignment. He is also the author of The Citizen Journalist's Photography Handbook, which can be purchased through Amazon.