Videotaping Police: EPD Drafts Policy

EUGENE, Ore. — As videotaping of police officers gains national attention, the Eugene Police Commission is addressing its own policy.3-12 POLICE RECORDING POLICY

Thursday night it discussed its draft “Recording Police Activities by the Community.”

Police want to make sure the public knows it’s their right to record police activities.

But, there are reasonable restrictions.

“You can’t trespass on somebody else’s property. You can’t commit a crime. You can’t incite others to not cooperate with the police while trying to capture video,” said Sgt. Matt Lowen, Eugene Police Department.

Lowen says police do have the right to ask people to step back while recording if it’s interfering with police activity.

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