King v. City of Indianapolis

November 10, 2014

A sixty-six-year-old Indianapolis resident was using his cell phone video camera to record the actions of Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers who were arresting a man just outside Mr. King’s resident.  Police demanded he turn over his cell phone and when he refused, an officer tackled him to the ground, confiscated his cell phone, and arrested him.  His civil rights lawsuit was resolved by way of a settlement which included a revised IMPD policy to allow citizens to videotape the actions of police officers so long as they are not interfering with the police and stay a reasonable distance away from an active crime scene.

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