Thanks for posting the article!
While a good sounding announcement, this is only a very belated acknowledgement by 1 local LEO. It amounts to ass covering, seemingly as a result of multiple law suites which the dept. (probably many of them) lost.
It does not represent new law or a change of any statute.
As stated in the article:
“The First Amendment protects the right to record the activities of police officers, not only in public places such as parks and sidewalks, but also in "an individual’s home or business, common areas of public and private facilities and buildings, and any other public or private facility at which the individual has a legal right to be present."
If police have ever interfered with recording something done at least per at least the conditions stated in the article, the camera holder has ample recourse for law suit. And the camera holder will most likely win the suit. Those details have not changed.
Heck around here the LEOs have on occasion done horrid things to people, including murder, and then the department has refused to show the event, as recorded by the LEO’s own videos until forced to do so.
But it’s a nice reminder to citizens that we still have some rights…..at least sometimes…..if and when it’s convenient to overreaching LEOs………………..