Recording police likely not illegal in Md.
The Maryland Attorney General's Office says it's likely not a violation of Maryland's wiretap law to make an audio recording of a police officer during an arrest.
Maryland law requires the consent of both parties to record private conversations. Earlier this year, a motorcyclist was charged with violating the law for recording his traffic stop by a state trooper. That case is still pending.
But Deputy Attorney General Robert McDonald says the case likely wouldn't hold up to legal scrutiny. McDonald wrote to Delegate Sandy Rosenberg that a court would likely conclude that a traffic stop does not constitute a private conversation.
-- Associated Press
Washington Post editors
| July 30, 2010; 4:42 PM ET
Categories: Crime and Public Safety, Maryland
Save & Share: Previous: Man sentenced for drugs in juice boxes
Next: Ice cream and fashion: D.C.'s blogs
Posted by: ceebee2 | July 30, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: ashafer_usa | July 30, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: secretchimp | July 30, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: kcx7 | July 30, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: MyStErY1 | July 30, 2010 8:46 PM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.