Tim Shoemaker – Campaign for Liberty
In August, I wrote about Anthony Graber, who was charged with “wiretapping” after posting a police encounter on YouTube.
This week, Harford County Circuit Judge Emory A. Plitt, Jr. threw out the charge for wiretapping, saying there was no expectation of privacy in this case.
“In this rapid information technology era in which we live, it is hard to imagine that either an offender or an officer would have any reasonable expectation of privacy with regard to what is said between them in a traffic stop on a public highway,” Plitt wrote.
ACLU attorney, David Rocah, one of the attorneys representing Graber said:
“This ruling upholds the fundamental right to hold police accountable to the public and constitutional principles they serve,”
Graber will still face charges for reckless driving and negligent driving. Nonetheless, this is an important ruling.
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