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Title    New Bill in Colorado Would Protect the Right to Record Police
Date    Tuesday April 07 2015, @12:49PM
Author    janrinok
Topic   
from the 'give-me-your-Bill'-said-the-officer dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=15/04/07/0944205

bookreader writes:

In the light of the heated discussions about a certain bill signed in Indiana, here is a more refreshing news about a proposed bill in Colorado. The state of Colorado is considering a bill that outlines punishments for police officers who interfere with photographers. House Bill 15-1290 is titled "Concerning Prohibiting A Peace Officer From Interfering With A Person Lawfully Recording A Peace Officer-Involved Incident".

The bill states that if a person is lawfully documenting a police officer and then has their imagery seized or destroyed without a warrant, they are entitled to $15,000 for actual damages plus attorney fees and costs. The bill also would be applied when a police officer intentionally interferes with a person's ability to capture images.

It seems the bill came up as a result of the number of news reports about police officers telling people "Give me your camera", or taking the data away.

The story is covered further in The Denver channel and PetaPixel.

Links

  1. "bookreader" - https://soylentnews.org/~bookreader/
  2. "House Bill 15-1290" - http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2015a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/EB14DB37464042EB87257DCB007BC071?open&file=1290_01.pdf
  3. "The Denver channel" - http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/politics/right-to-record-bill-addresses-citizens-right-to-film-law-enforcement
  4. "PetaPixel" - http://petapixel.com/2015/04/06/colorado-bill-would-punish-officers-who-interfere-with-photographers/

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