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Mark
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Username: Mark

Post Number: 4
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 09:38 am:   

I recently read an article about the increasing number of arrests of citizens for video recording police. The usual charge is wiretapping. http://abcnews.go.com/US/TheLaw/videotaping-cops-arrest/story?id=11179076


I was wandering what the law is in Texas and what the Frisco police stance is. Can you be arrested? If so on what charge?

Is it legal for a citizen to record an officer? I am assuming that the person is in a public area and not interfering with the police, just standing and watching and recording.
 

Todd Renshaw, Chief of Police
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Username: Todd

Post Number: 465
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 04:21 pm:   

I saw that very article yesterday and was as surpised as you apparently were. I am not aware of any violation in Texas for photographing a police officer in a public place.

I am not familiar with Maryland law or how the interpretation and enforcement came about.

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