MN: Privacy and civil liberties at stake in trial over filming of paramedics in Little Canada
Chao Xiong reports:
Civil liberties and personal privacy clashed Wednesday in the trial of a Little Canada man charged after filming paramedics as they helped an intoxicated and possibly suicidal patient.
Kevin Beck, prosecuting for the city of Little Canada, argued that Andrew J. Henderson disrupted the paramedics when he refused to obey their request to stop filming them and their patient. Henderson’s attorney, Kevin Riach, countered that Henderson’s actions were protected under the First Amendment and that there’s no expectation of privacy in a parking lot.
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