Thursday, May 10, 2007

Man Arrested for Recording Police

ROCHESTER — A 48-year-old Chestnut Street man was arrested early this morning for wiretapping for allegedly recording police while they were investigating him for driving while intoxicated.

Police say they were patrolling the downtown area at 2:54 a.m. when they discovered Christopher A. Power of 52 Chestnut St. sitting in the driver's seat of a vehicle with its motor running at the Rochester Common.

After speaking with Power, police began investigating him for driving while intoxicated and arrested him. During the arrest an audio recording device was discovered.

"During a search after the arrest an audio recorder was discovered on the driver's seat cushion," Capt. Paul Callaghan said. "The officer noticed that the recorder was recording."

Power was charged with driving while intoxicated and wiretapping, which is a Class B felony.
Why is this a crime? To steal a line from the police themselves. If you have nothing to hide, why do you care if we record the stop. Hell, they record it. Are they worried that they'll get caught tampering with evidence? I can only guess Yes.

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