Baltimore To Pay $250K for Videos Deleted by Police: A Vindication of Photographers’ Rights

By David Walker

Christopher Sharp, plaintiff in Sharp v. Baltimore City Police Department

Christopher Sharp, plaintiff in Sharp v. Baltimore City Police Department (source: ACLU video)

The City of Baltimore and its police department have agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a claim of unlawful seizure and destruction of cell phone videos that belonged to a citizen who allegedly recorded police arresting and beating another person.

Police have admitted no wrongdoing, but agreed as part of the settlement to issue a written apology to Christopher Sharp, the plaintiff in the case.

In addition, the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) has agreed to adopt a comprehensive and detailed written policy intended to protect the rights of citizens …read more

Via: PDN Pulse

    

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