A man in California who saw police activity started filming it with his smart phone. But that didn't sit well with an officer, who arrested him.
In Florida, police often use the state's wiretapping statue, 934.03, which bans "the interception and disclosure of wire, oral, or electronic communication."
But according to a report in the Sun-Sentinel of South Florida, they shouldn't. West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer David Pleasanton, a former chief of the major crimes unit for the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office, said he doesn't think the majority of these charges will stick because prosecutors usually drop them once they find out the taping happened in a public place.
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