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Pa. Police Department Won't Allow Officers to Be Recorded

A Pennsylvania cop responding to a report of an accident refused to talk to the citizen unless his friend turned off the camera.

The citizen insisted on his friend recording, so Lancaster police officer Philip Bernot walked back to his car and drove off, refusing to take the report.

The citizen said he called the desk sergeant to complain, but was told it is a departmental policy not to be recorded.

Source: Photography Is Not a Crime. Read full article. (link)

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  • wwhorton||

    1. Funny, I was just in Lancaster for a wedding two weeks ago. Pennsylvania is weird, boy. It always reminds me that, although Maryland isn't the South, it sure as shit ain't the North.

    2. I'm pretty sure that every single court in the US, from the Supreme Court to the People's Court, upholds the right of American citizens to film police in public view.

  • plumbertom||

    The only reason these cops refuse to be recorded is because they are crooked.

  • Lord Rae||

    So if you get pulled over and record the cop he can't give you the ticket because of policy? Heh more likely you would get tasered for "resisting".