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Tips on Recording Police From a Federal Court Case

May 23, 2022

Via: FindLaw

It was two years ago that a bystander recorded George Floyd’s murder at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. The incident sparked national outrage and led to mass protests across the country. Since then, more people than ever before take out their phones when they see an arrest or interaction with police that looks like it could escalate.

One such individual is YouTuber Albert Jerome Bustillos — also known as “Stray Dog the Exposer,” who labels himself a citizen journalist and often records police interactions with the public. Bustillos ended up in handcuffs in 2019, however, when he recorded Carlsbad, New Mexico, police officers who were attempting to calm down a woman who was mentally distressed on a public street.

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