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Two Austin Police Officers Who Blocked Activist from Filming Suspended – TWC News

Austin Police suspended two police officers who blocked an activist from recording video of a traffic stop in November.

Phillip Turner got into a heated exchange with James Maufrais and Jesse Lane over filming the two cops. The officers blocked Turner’s camera and pointed a flashlight into it.

Turner has filmed police in various Texas cities and sued at least three departments in the state after being confronted over videotaping.

Texas law generally allows videotaping of police officers in a public place without permission.

Maufrais will serve a 20 day suspension without pay and Lane will serve a 10 day suspension.

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