Department of Justice

Justice Department Backs Filming Police in Maryland

Those arrested for filming cops have constitutional rights, the DOJ writes to the U.S. District Court in Maryland

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The Justice Department has written two letters to the U.S District Court in Maryland supporting the Constitutional rights of citizens arrested for filming police officers on duty.

"The United States urges the Court to find that both the First and Fourth Amendments protect an individual who peacefully photographs police activity on a public street," one letter read.