Judge rules Austin man had right to record police

Gavel - KXAN File
Gavel - KXAN File

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The City of Austin and the Austin Police Department could be heading to court soon.

A judge will hear a case concerning a person’s right to film police officers doing their jobs.

A court ruled last week that an Austin man has the constitutional right to photograph police in public settings.

Antonio Buehler says he filmed an Austin officer assaulting a woman on New Years Eve of 2012.

He was arrested and charged with interfering in a police investigation.

Buehler filed a lawsuit, saying the city violated his First, Fourth and 14th Amendment rights.

The officer was no-billed by a grand jury in 2013.


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