Documentary | Copwatch: These Streets are Watching
Tampa Civil Rights and Defense Attorney Michael P Maddux has recently reviewed a case where there was a Drug Bust on Video. The citizen photographer was arrested. Criminal Defense issues will be was there a Search Warrant, Probable Cause, or Consent to Search? The video mentions a "warrant", but the police office claims consent to search the vehicle.
Civil Rights issue will be can the police arrest a citizen reporter recording police actions on a city street? What do you think?
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"Copwatch is a network of United States and Canadian volunteer organizations that "police the police". Copwatch groups usually engage in monitoring of the police, videotaping police activity, educating the public about police misconduct, and advocating for more accountable law enforcement practices"
Source Wikipedia | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sousveillance
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