Discussion in 'Photographic Discussions' started by Iron Flatline, Mar 20, 2008.
See the linked video, and check out the blog called 2point8 while you're at it...
lol that copper picked on the wrog guy!..... unlucky for him
It is interesting tho... and the point about CCTV is a poignant one.
Thanks for posting that! It cleared a lot of things up.
Left the link running for 5 minutes or so and it still was trying to load while displaying nothing :scratch:
Those guys weren't police, they were Community Support Officers, who have no powers of arrest.
You hardly see a real policeman on the streets now. They are all back at the station, filling in forms, and most of the complaints of harassment in the UK photography magazines are about CSOs who don't know the law. Their limited powers are set out in this Home Office document.
Interesting... thanks for that.
The Community Support Officer clearly doesn't know and had not made himself fully aware of England & Wales Law. His only recourse of action might have been to ask for the videographer to move on, if he was causing an obstruction or causing a public nuisance.
More information about the rights of photographers (UK) can be found in an abbreviated form at:
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