Posts Tagged ‘ACLU’

New App Saves Your Video Even If Police Try To Delete It

Posted by on Tuesday May 19, 2015 | Video

A new app promises to help citizen journalists record police actions. Mobile Justice CA, a new mobile app from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of California, allows users to automatically send recordings of police activity to the ACLU. By using the app, citizens who record incidents involving police are assured that their videos will... More

L.A. Pays $50k to Harassed Photogs, Agrees to Train Sheriff’s Deputies

Posted by on Friday March 6, 2015 | Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

Los Angeles County has agreed to pay a $50,000 settlement and instruct sheriff’s deputies to respect First Amendment rights to photograph and record their activities, according to a statement released earlier this week by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the settlement on March 3,... More

Baltimore To Pay $250K for Videos Deleted by Police: A Vindication of Photographers’ Rights

Posted by on Thursday April 17, 2014 | Photojournalism

The City of Baltimore and its police department have agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a claim of unlawful seizure and destruction of cell phone videos that belonged to a citizen who allegedly recorded police arresting and beating another person. Police have admitted no wrongdoing, but agreed as part of the settlement to issue a... More

DC Police Department Issues Order Affirming Photographers’ Rights

Posted by on Wednesday July 25, 2012 | Photojournalism

To settle a right-to-photograph lawsuit filed by an aspiring photojournalist and the ACLU, the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department has issued a general order stating that “a bystander has the right under the First Amendment to observe and record [DC police officers] in the public discharge of their duties.” The order instructs police not to... More