What Can a Cop Tell You?

A little behind on this, but NPPA’s lawyer, Mickey Osterreicher, was interviewed last month by Carrie Peyton Dahlberg of the North Coast Journal about taking pictures in public. A simple reminder of what we are allowed to do.

NCJ: What should police never tell a photographer?

Osterreicher: “Because I said so.” It works for your mother. But for a police officer, there has to be some basis in law to order you to do something. When they start making it up, that’s when they get in trouble.

Good advice there.

Mark E. Johnson

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