Unionville, CT asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Connecticut

Q: Is filming your or another person's interactions with law enforcement legal in Connecticut?

With the ever-increasing concerns over public safety and the growing "police state" a lot of people opt to document their encounters with police as a means to keep both sides honest and safe. Is it legal to film considering there is no reasonable expectation of privacy while on the job?

2 Lawyer Answers
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Deltona, FL

A: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/04/what-to-say-when-the-police-tell-you-to-stop-filming-them/391610/


Sally A. Roberts
Sally A. Roberts
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Hartford, CT
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: Yes, there are court cases and also new legislation in CT. You have a First Amendment right to film/record the police. You can't interfere with the police investigation but if you stand away from the scene you do have a right to film police.

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