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Category: Recording the Police

South Florida Cop Claims It’s a “Safety Issue” to Record Him During Traffic Stop in Miami

South Florida Cop Claims It’s a “Safety Issue” to Record Him During Traffic Stop in Miami

A South Florida cop told a man he was not allowed to record him during a traffic stop because it was a "safety issue," reaching into the car and swatting the camera. Citizen Journalist Manuel Prades But the man with the camera wasn't sold. "May I record, I mean, you're not allo ...
Newspaper Editor Fired After Arrest For Taking Photos, Even Though Dashcam Proved Cops to be Liars

Newspaper Editor Fired After Arrest For Taking Photos, Even Though Dashcam Proved Cops to be Liars

Vince Lovato was the editor of the Lake County Leader in Polson, Montana...until this happened. At 53 years of age, with over three decades of journalism experience, Lovato lost his job after being arrested on October 1 for obstruction, resisting arrest and belligerence for daring ...
Virginia Teen Found Guilty in Cop Recording Arrest (Updated)

Virginia Teen Found Guilty in Cop Recording Arrest (Updated)

A Virginia teen whose video went viral last year, showing cops ordering him inside a home while he was trying to record police activity in his neighborhood, was found guilty Thursday morning for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, even though the video shows he was doing nothing mor ...
Case Dismissed Against Man Arrested for Video Recording Public Caucus Three years Ago

Case Dismissed Against Man Arrested for Video Recording Public Caucus Three years Ago

It took nearly three years, but a bogus trespassing charge was dismissed against a Missouri man who refused to stop recording during a republican caucus in 2012. Kenneth Suittor was arrested at the St. Charles republican caucus, where they were planning on selecting delegates to send ...
NJ Man Arrested for Refusing to Hand Over Camera as “Evidence” After Cop Veers Off Road

NJ Man Arrested for Refusing to Hand Over Camera as “Evidence” After Cop Veers Off Road

A New Jersey man was arrested Thursday after refusing to hand over his video camera to a cop, who insisted he needed it as "evidence," even though case law makes it very clear that citizens do not have to give up their footage unless their camera was used in the commission of a crime. ...
Florida Couple Receives $30K Payout for Arrest Captured in Viral Video

Florida Couple Receives $30K Payout for Arrest Captured in Viral Video

An Ocala, Florida couple each received $15,000 in an outside settlement after a federal civil rights lawsuit was brought against the local sheriff’s department. Jason and Stacy Pomales filed separate lawsuits in June with the Ocala division of the U.S. District Court, claiming their c ...
Ohio Cop Disciplined for Snatching Camera from Disabled Woman

Ohio Cop Disciplined for Snatching Camera from Disabled Woman

  After a six-week investigation, a Yellow Springs police sergeant was disciplined for misconduct for forcibly grabbing a video camera from a disabled woman last year. Yellow Springs Police Sergeant Naomi Penrod after winning an award in 2011, posing with then-Chief John Grot ...
Two Florida Sheriffs Threaten to Arrest PINAC Reporter for Exercising Rights at Checkpoints

Two Florida Sheriffs Threaten to Arrest PINAC Reporter for Exercising Rights at Checkpoints

Nearing two million views so far, the video that PINAC reporter Jeff Gray uploaded from a DUI checkpoint on New Year's Eve is by far the most viral of all his videos on his Honor Your Oath Youtube channel, reposted on news sites throughout the country, showing him driving through a check ...