Proposed Colorado Bill Upholds Right to Film Police in Public

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Bill would impose $15,000 civil penalty if a cop interferes with citizens’ right to film

Proposed Colorado Bill Upholds Right to Film Police in Public
Adan Salazar | Infowars.com

A Colorado state representative has proposed a bill that would make it illegal for police to interfere with a citizen journalist’s right to film them in public.

House Bill 15-1290, introduced by Rep. Joe Salazar, (D-Thornton), aims to protect the public’s right to film by prohibiting police officers from interfering with the recording of another officer.

‚ÄúPrimarily, it came up as a result of the number of news reports we‚Äôve been seeing about police officers telling people, ‚ÄėGive me your camera,‚Äô or taking the data away, and that is unacceptable conduct,‚ÄĚ Rep. Salazar told 7News Denver.

The bill proposes a $15,000 civil penalty to be paid to ‚Äúthe person who recorded the peace officer incident,‚ÄĚ and would make it illegal for police to destroy footage, seize cameras without consent or‚Ķ

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