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$40,000 Awarded to Man Who Had Photos Deleted by Police

A man in Atlanta was just awarded $40,000 in damages after having his cell phone confiscated and photos deleted while filming police activity from a public location. The man was filming for Copwatch, an organization that aims to crack down on law enforcement wrongdoing by filming their activities, and was told by the police that he had no right to record them. An interesting quote from the CNN segment above is the lesson this case should send to other police departments,

The lesson is that police departments need to know that citizens can film their activity if it is taking place in a public place.

Not a bad result for having some cell phone photos deleted, huh?


 
 
  • http://twitter.com/HLimPhotography Harry Lim
  • http://twitter.com/HLimPhotography Harry Lim
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  • http://twitter.com/AndresTarentino Andres Tarentino

    Tell cop watchers come to StoneMountain Georgia… they are premium asssssssssssholes here lol but no this is serious… Help, cop watchers. we need you

  • Photographer

    KUDOS TO THIS ATTORNEY !!!

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  • Jan Normandale

    who would have imagined this outcome.. not me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Marsh/674033156 Jim Marsh

    No doubt this will tried out all over the country. “Hey cop, look at me I’m filming yo ass!” Splat bleep bleep. Thankyou $40,000

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Marsh/674033156 Jim Marsh

    No doubt this will tried out all over the country. “Hey cop, look at me I’m filming yo ass!” Splat bleep bleep. Thankyou $40,000

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Marsh/674033156 Jim Marsh

    No doubt this will tried out all over the country. “Hey cop, look at me I’m filming yo ass!” Splat bleep bleep. Thankyou $40,000

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Marsh/674033156 Jim Marsh

    No doubt this will tried out all over the country. “Hey cop, look at me I’m filming yo ass!” Splat bleep bleep. Thankyou $40,000

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Marsh/674033156 Jim Marsh

    No doubt this will tried out all over the country. “Hey cop, look at me I’m filming yo ass!” Splat bleep bleep. Thankyou $40,000