Memphis Police Delete Photographer’s Cell Phone Pictures

MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) – If you are on a public street and take pictures or video of Memphis Police with your cell phone, you could end up in the back of a squad car and your pictures could be deleted.

ABC 24 News photographer Casey Monroe said that’s what happened to him Sunday morning. Police never charged Monroe with a crime, but this could happen to anyone with a cell phone camera.

Monroe said police went too far outside Thai Bistro Restaurant in downtown Memphis that morning, and that they violated his rights.

http://www.abc24.com/news/local/story/Memphis-Police-Delete-Photographers-Cell-Phone/J8kGSgNmikSoE7yuxBL2aQ.cspx

ADDED: Good Timing; Federal judge rules that recording police is protected by the First Amendment.

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