Police Chief Issues Photography Instructions To Officers: Let Them Take Pictures

Washington DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier has issued strict instructions to her officers to not interfere with citizens who are trying to record the actions of police in public places.

“A bystander has the same right to take photographs or make recordings as a member of the media,” Chief Lanier writes. 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.”

Read the article at: ars technica.