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-- -- taking liberties segment today seems like everybody's got a camera handy when police make an arrest but can police take that camera and -- race what you recorded.
That's the center of a fight -- First Amendment fight that Douglas Kennedy's been looking into now.
A woman lies bleeding on the ground.
With police -- An officer at the scene tells passers by to stop recording.
Sharp was at Pimlico race course since 2000 -- and also press record on his cell phone.
It was his friend who was on the ground on the video we had you can't tell how she became so bloody.
Well the police took it down to the ground -- were beating her.
-- with their hands behind your back on -- -- -- -- sharp says in fact he recorded that part.
But he says when the Baltimore police found out they confiscated his cell phone.
And then he says they erased everything sharp and his attorney from the American Civil Liberties Union are now suing the Baltimore PD.
Claiming it violated the First Amendment to -- this is a free speech issue.
It is police have tremendous power over us as citizens.
It's important that we as citizens have a right to hold the police accountable by recording -- actions.
Absolutely not this is clearly not a free speech issue here Rod Wheeler is a former police officer and current police advocate.
He says videotaping cops often gets in the way they interfere with the arrests -- Actually that's exactly what happened with that arrest in Baltimore some police say people who videotape including -- that day.
-- law enforcement from doing their duty I don't I would hit disagree more I was nowhere close to the incident going on.
He says he should have a right to record -- when he wants in public especially says a public servant -- I think you're on the some -- -- you think about something like this it's gonna get more and more popular.
Thanks Douglas Kennedy here in our newsroom on that going to see at the.
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