Texas public policy foundation
Recording the Police
 
RESEARCH
 

Texas should pass legislation protecting the rights of citizens to record the police without arbitrary distances and allowing officers to order such recording position to be changed when their safety or ability to perform their duties is interfered with. Texas should also adopt an amendment to current statute governing interference with governmental operations to provide a defense for filming, recording, photographing, documenting, or observing a peace officer alone similar to the “speech alone” exemption in current statute.

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