First Amendment Lawsuit Challenges NYPD Retaliation for Recording Officers

A recent Manhattan federal lawsuit, An v. City of New York, SDNY 16-cv-05381,

challeng[es] the constitutionality of the New York City Police Department’s [] widespread practice and custom of interfering with and deterring the exercise of the First Amendment right of individuals to film, photograph, videotape, or otherwise record[] NYPD officers performing their official duties in public places [and] the retaliatory measures taken by NYPD officers against the Plaintiff [] for attempting to record police officers on July 28, 2014, while the officers were interacting with another man on a sidewalk on Lafayette Street and East Eighth Street in Manhattan, New York.

This appears to be a video of the encounter.

Plaintiff seeks declaratory and injunctive relief.

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