Criminalizing Citizen Videos of Police is ‘Bad Policy,’ says Texas Group

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The public should be free to record all interactions between police and citizens—as long as those recordings don’t interfere with ongoing investigations, argues a policy briefing paper issued by the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF).

“Law enforcement recordings in the form of body cameras and dashboard-mounted cameras have long provided valuable evidence of wrong or right actions by both the citizens and the police,” said the paper, written by TPPF senior researcher Randy Petersen and published  earlier . . .

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