Here’s yet another example of a police officer who falsely thinks, or at least claims, that he has the authority to seize a video device being used to record him on duty. And it happened right here in Michigan, in the city of Waterford. Carlos Miller, as always, has the story.
One officer even says the guy has a right to do it, but another officer then comes up and says that if he continues filming, he’s going to seize the video:
The Waterford police officer approached the citizen who was recording the aftermath of a police pursuit turned traffic collision involving serious injuries and said:
“You have two choices. You can either turn it off or I’m going to take it as evidence.”
When the citizen asserted his Constitutional right to continue video recording, the cop said, “You do have the Constitutional right to not videotape that.”
Here’s the video: