Irizarry v. Yehia

Current Revsion Submitted: Tue, 02/06/2024 - 14:17
Submitted by Jane Clayton on Thu, 10/13/2022 - 14:53

In Irizarry v. Yehia the plaintiff is Abade Irizarry, a journalist/blogger who attempted to film a DUI stop until a police officer obstructed his ability to film first by standing in front of him and then by shining a light into his camera. The District of Colorado found a constitutional right to record the police but granted the officer qualified immunity because Plaintiff: (1) was unable to identify a case in the 10th Circuit recognizing the right to record; and (2) the weight of authority from other circuits did not clearly establish that standing in front of a person filming and shining a light in their camera to obstruct recording violated a First Amendment right to record.

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