July 26, 2014

NEWS FROM THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF AUSTIN: Federal judge upholds activist Antonio Buehler’s right to film officers. “In an order filed Thursday, Judge Mark Lane denied motions to dismiss the case, finding that private citizens have the right to record officers in public places as they perform their official duties and that such a right had clearly been established in Buehler’s case. . . . Lane also declined to dismiss claims that the police department had failed to establish a policy and provide training addressing how officers should proceed when being videotaped or photographed by citizens.”

Note that you also have a due process right to record the police.