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Police Threaten To Arrest Man Filming An Arrest

Just one day after the Baltimore Police Department released a directive affirming citizens’ right to videotape police officers performing their duties in public, police appear to have violated the policy.

Scott Cover sent us the link to this video he shot from his cell phone in the wee hours of Saturday morning in rainy Federal Hill. Cover said he happened upon police officers arresting a man outside a bar and decided to record the scene.

(Cover said he was prompted in part by remembering recent news coverage about the new video policy, which was released just ahead of a Monday federal court hearing in the case of a man filming an arrest at the 2010 Preakness Stakes.)

In Cover’s video, the officers can be heard telling him, forcefully, to leave. A female police officer crosses the street to approach him, with what appears to be pepper spray in her hand, warning him that “you’re going to go to jail.”

Read more here: http://www.baltimorebrew.com/2012/02/12/video-baltimore-police-threaten-to-arrest-a-man-filiming-a-federal-hill-arrest/

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Added: Feb-13-2012 Occurred On: Feb-9-2012
By: jbpnw
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Tags: cops, police, arrest, threaten, break law, filming, taping, caught on tape, cellphone video, raw video
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States (load item map)
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