The Texas Public Policy Foundation today released a paper on recording the police by Randy Petersen, senior researcher for Right on Crime and the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. The paper, “Recording the Police,” examines proper balance between public protection and accountability.
“Police serve and protect the public daily, striving for peace and civility,” said Petersen. “During interactions between the police and the public, these two competing interests sometimes come into conflict. As a former police officer myself, I fully understand that these conflicts are among the most sensitive of interactions. Using video and audio recording to capture these interactions can hold both sides accountable. Criminalizing recordings of this kind by the public is bad policy and infringes on an individual’s rights.”
To read the full publication, please visit: http://txpo.li/2oadA4E
For more information or to request an interview with Mr. Petersen, please contact Caroline Espinosa at [email protected] or 512-472-2700.