Via Photography Is Not A Crime blog:
Miami-Dade police shot and killed a man Tuesday, then confiscated a cell phone camera from his step-daughter who had apparently recorded the incident.
That, of course, is illegal unless the officers were acting under “exigent circumstances,” a legal phrase that allows officers to circumvent the law if they believe the evidence is in danger of being destroyed.
But this is the same department that deleted my footage after my latest arrest, only for me to recover it, so it’s not above them to destroy the same evidence they claim they are trying to protect.
In fact, they would have most likely have already released the video they confiscated to the public if it collaborated their version of the shooting. Or at least be in the process of obtaining a warrant in order to view the footage.
[Police] claim they shot him while talking to him in the parking lot of the apartment complex after he raised the gun to them.
His wife and step-daughter claim he was sitting in his car when they shot him.
His step-daughter, Lilliana Marti, was apparently recording the incident from the apartment with her cell phone, which prompted police to confiscate it...
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