ACLU Sues to Block Law Making It Illegal to Record Cops

August 20, 2010  |  

(Chicago Sun Times) — A lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Chicago seeks to stop Cook County prosecutors from charging citizens for making recordings of on-duty police officers without their permission.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois sued Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.

The lawsuit seeks an injunction to prevent prosecutors from charging ACLU officials and volunteers with violating a law that makes recording cops a felony under the state’s eavesdropping statute.

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