Smartphone footage has become a tool for citizen journalists to record interactions with police, be it for themselves or filming as a bystander. have made a huge difference in the public perception of police brutality and provide new evidence for cases that might otherwise be left unexamined. Video footage of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who died during an arrest as a police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes despite his cries that he couldn’t breathe, sparked protests in the US and around the world this month. .
According to the American Civil Liberties Union, when you’re lawfully present in a public space, you can take pictures or video of anything in plain sight. Without a warrant, police officers cannot ask to see, delete or confiscate your photos or videos.
Link: Record and report interactions with police using the ACLU app — here’s how