Civil rights groups want policy reaffirming public’s right to record the police

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The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and the ACLU-NJ released “To Record and Protect,” a policy brief calling on State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal to establish a First Amendment policing policy to reaffirm the rights of community members who record police encounters.

The groups warn that police officers who try to intimidate or otherwise prevent residents from recording, may be infringing on First Amendment rights.

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