Memphis Police Delete Photographer’s Cell Phone Pictures

MEMPHIS, TN ( – 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.

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


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