Police Asking Rockford Scanner Reporter Rickie Traeger To Stop Filming An Accident Scene in Rockford Illinois August 17th 2017

Police Asking Rockford Scanner Reporter Rickie Traeger To Stop Filming An Accident Scene in Rockford Illinois August 17th 2017



SGT. Champion (Rockford Park District) asked me to stop filming the accident scene. I refused to stop filming, because the public has the right to know what is going on and it is our civil right to film.

I tried to shake his hand, and as you can see he smiled and refused to shake my hand.

Towards the end of the video the 2nd officer clearly says Rickie was in the right.
Folks, it is your right to film anything on public property. Do not let an officer tell you different.

Note: I was on public property. There was no victims or dead bodies at the scene. I was fully legal and in my rights to film the accident scene.

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By: RockfordScanner (1.50)

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Location: Rockford, United States

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