No one should get arrested for this: Glik v. Cunniffe

In 2007, Boston Police arrested ACLU client Simon Glik for "illegal wiretapping" when he merely recorded police officers roughly arresting a young man on the Boston Common.

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Media

4.10.12

7 Rules for Recording Police
Gizmodo

3.27.12

Boston pays $170k to settle cell phone recording lawsuit
Ars Technica

1.10.12

Boston PD admits arrest for cell phone recording was a mistake
Ars Technica

Decision reversed on taping of police
Boston.com

11.17.11

Loyola prof files complaint against cops for erasing arrest video
Chicago Sun-Times

9.22.11

Cell phone arrest lawsuit
WGBH "Greater Boston"

9.20.11

FAQ: When Can You Capture Cops on Camera?
PCWorld

8.30.11

Court Affirms Legality Of Recording Police Officers
WBUR "Radio Boston"

Victory for liberty and the right to videotape public officials
"On Liberty" blog at boston.com

8.29.11

Appeals Court unanimously affirms right to videotape police
News Release

6.21.11

Could your cell phone get you arrested?
WGBH TV "Greater Boston"

6.10.11

Key court case tests right to record the police with a cell phone
Ars Technica

6.7.11

U.S. Court of Appeals to hear case on video recording of police
News Release

5.13.11

This Is The Police: Put Down Your Camera
NPR

9.1.10

Often, You Can Film Cops; Just Don't Record Them
WBUR & NPR

2.1.10

ACLU Challenges Arrest for Use of Cell Phone to Capture Police Misconduct
News Release

Legal Documents

U.S. BPD Notice of Finding

U.S. Court of Appeals Ruling

ACLU brief

Police appeal brief

Cop Watch amicus brief

Complaint