Sunday, August 4, 2013

Why Would a Cop Ever Ask Someone to Stop Videoing?

Cop wants to protect his own privacy.
Cop wants to protect the privacy of someone else.
Some aspect of an investigation must remain secret or it will fail. For instance, video of a meeting between a regular cop and and undercover cop or informant could endanger the undercover cop or informant. OTOH, maybe such meetings should not occur in public?
A reasonable cop would be willing to cite his reason and clarify whether this is a request or a command with legal backing.
Have I overlooked something? Please put it in the comments.

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