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First Amendment Issues in Police Actions

OnDemand Webinar (91 minutes)

Actions by law enforcement officers that affect first amendment rights have received increased attention in light of technologies such as cell phones that can take photographs or record sounds and video. In addition, the Internet has enhanced opportunities for ordinary citizens to post content that may offend law enforcement officials. This OnDemand Webinar covers the most common actions by police that implicate the first amendment and various approaches to dealing with them.


Bert P. Krages, Attorney At Law


How the First Amendment Applies to Police Actions

• Photography, Videography, and News Reporting

• Public Discourse (e.g., Cursing, Distributing Leaflets, and Demonstrations)

• Surveillance and Abuse

Responding to Violations of First Amendment by Police

• Litigation

• Administrative Processes

• Coverage by Media

• Public and Police Education