Posts Tagged ‘Department of Justice’

DOJ Report Blasts Ferguson Police for First Amendment Violations

Posted by on Thursday March 5, 2015 | Photojournalism, Uncategorized

Ferguson, Missouri, police officers “frequently infringe on residents’ First Amendment rights, interfering with their right to record police activities and making enforcement decisions based on the content of individuals’ expression,” according to a report released yesterday by the US Department of Justice. The DOJ report, titled Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department (FPD), says “FPD... 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