Woman Arrested For Filming Police Wins $57,000 Settlement – 8 June 2014

RT logoOne week after a federal appeals court ruled that citizens possess First Amendment rights to film cops, a police department in New Hampshire agreed to settle with a woman who was arrested on wiretapping charges.

In 2010, Carla Gericke was arrested on wiretapping charges for filming her friend being pulled over by the Weare Police during a traffic stop. When ordered by police to turn over her camera, she refused, and was duly charged for disobeying a police officer, obstructing a government official, and “unlawful interception of oral communications.”

According to Massachusetts law, citizens are permitted to record police officers, but only if the cops have been informed that a recording is taking place.

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