Your Right To Video Tape Police Officers

As video tape recorders have become more common and portable so have the number of video recordings of police activity.

Citizen rights to record public figures, including law enforcement, have come under attack, especially in the state of Maryland, where police officers have routinely intimidated citizens who record police actions.

Some police officers have even resorted to citing anti-recording laws that do not exist in order to stop people from video taping them.

The CATO Institute has released an informative 8 minute video documentary on several high profile police taping cases in the state of Maryland.

The video clarifies the law surrounding the video taping of police activity and defends a person’s Constitutional right to tape law enforcement.