ACLU Demands That Body Cams Are Turned Off During Inauguration While They Intend To Record Police
Civil rights groups are concerned that the police will violate their rights during the Inauguration protests so they intend to record their behavior. Meanwhile, the ACLU supports a D.C. Law that tells the police to turn off their body worn cameras during the events.
D.C. Police say their policy is to only record when there is a police activity and they do not consider monitoring protests an activity.
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“We are concerned what they will do with the data,” says Monica Hopkins-Maxwell of the District of Columbia ACLU.
Ironically, at the same time the ACLU expects the police to not record the inauguration, they have launched a new app called “Mobile Justice” that encourages others to record law enforcement.