Taking cellphone Video of Police Could soon be illegal!
A new proposed bill in the Florida House Of Representatives targets people who attempt to take cellphone video of the police
As reported by Local 10, “under House Bill 11, filed by Rep. Alex Rizo, (R-Hialeah), it would be a second-degree misdemeanor charge for anyone who is hindering law enforcement officers as they carry out their duties, and that could include taking cellphone video if law enforcement believes that recording is interfering with their ability to do their job.”
Anyone who steps in to take cellphone video could be arrested if they try to interrupt, impede, or interfere with an officer performing their duties.
The bill states that anyone who comes within 30 feet of an officer after being warned can be arrested. The penalty would be a second-degree misdemeanor with a fine of $500. The penalty could also include up to 60 days in jail.
The bill will be introduced into the Florida House Of Representatives on January 11th, 2022.
View the proposed bill below:
The Florida Senate’s 2022 legislative session starts on Jan. 11. If this is passed it could go into effect October of 2022.