RTDNA calls for federal law to protect recording of police

From DodgertonSkillhause on Morguefile

RTDNA Executive Director Dan Shelley is calling for the creation of a federal law to protect journalists recording police officers doing their jobs.

“Virtually every day, officers across the country interfere with the First Amendment right of any member of the public to record police officers in public places. In the weeks of protests following George Floyd’s death at the hands of police, this problem has been particularly acute – especially among journalists,” he wrote.

Shelley is asking Congress to remove any ambiguity in the law and make it clear that journalists have the right to record.

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