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Two weeks after a Gresham police officer snatched a camera phone from a woman recording him, another Gresham police officer arrested a woman for recording him before turning on a man who happened to be recording that arrest.
This time it was an officer Brooder who is under the impression that citizens are not allowed to audio record him without his permission.
But Brooder is highly misinformed because Oregon is a one-party consent state when it comes to the wiretapping law, meaning as long as somebody is part of a conversation, they are allowed to record whether the other person is informed or not.
Even if it was a two-party consent state, he still wouldn’t have a say in the matter because he did not have an expectation of privacy as he stood outside an apartment complex.
But considering how the local media gave the Gresham Police Department a free pass on the issue during the last month’s incident, it is not surprising that Brooder thinks he can create his own laws.
It all started when Brooder and other officers responded to a call from a woman in the apartment complex complaining about a neighbor who had threatened her. Continue reading Police in Oregon Continue to Abuse… Latest Story of Pointless Arrest.