Landmark civil rights case upholds right to record police
A federal judge in Indianapolis ruled that police officers who stopped Willie King while he was recording video of an arrest in progress had violated his rights.
As part of a settlement in the federal civil rights case, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department was ordered to institute a new policy prohibiting police officers from interfering with civilians who are recording their actions.
King was arrested in February 2011 after he used his cell phone to videotape police officers arresting another man.
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