Colorado Bill Would Punish Officers Who Interfere With Photographers
A forthright effort at last. Kudos.
House Bill 15-1290 is titled: “Concerning Prohibiting A Peace Officer From Interfering With A Person Lawfully Recording A Peace Officer-Involved Incident.”
It states that if a person is lawfully documenting a police officer and then has their imagery seized or destroyed without a warrant, they are entitled to actual damages, $15,000, and attorney fees and costs. It goes on to state that even if a police officer intentionally interferes with a person’s ability to capture images, that person is entitled to damages, $15,000, and legal fees.