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Alameda Police Department
1555 Oak Street
Alameda, CA 94501-2931
Alameda Fire Department
1300 Park Street
Alameda, CA 94501
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Recording Public Safety Activity
The proliferation of cell phone cameras has sparked a number of cases in California and across the country pertaining to the public’s rights to record public safety officials in the act of doing their job. The U.S. Department of Justice has weighed in on a case in Baltimore, with a letter to the Baltimore City Police Department and a Statement of Interest in a related civil rights lawsuit against BCPD.
Ninth Circuit (covers California) ruling on recording public safety officals in public.
Federal statutes making it a crime to deprive someone of constitutional rights