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September 22, 2014, 9:15 am
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State's Attorney: No Need to Arrest People Recording Police


It’s official… you can now record video and audio of police in Sangamon County as they carry out their official duties.

 

The practice of recording anyone… including police… without their consent is prohibited under the state’s eavesdropping statute.

 

But that portion of the law pertaining to police was thrown out by a federal appeals court, making it unenforceable.

 

WICS Newschannel 20 reports that Sangamon County State’s Attorney John Milhiser has notified police agencies that there’s no need to arrest people recording police in the performance of their duties, because his office will not prosecute.

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