Re: Police Camera Pictures Okay for People Walking Down Street
Yeah, I always have to laugh when people characterize a camera being operated by police as "invasion of privacy" or " violation of civil rights." (I know OP did not do this. But, I have heard it from others...OP just brought it to mind.) Just like a person can photograph/video a police officer in a public place (providing the means of doing so is not interfering with the officer's performance of his/her duties), a police officer can also do the photographing in a public place.
But, I agree with Carl. I seriously doubt that the police would take a picture of you as a possible suspect in a crime without at least making an effort to identify you.
Behind the badge is a person. Behind the person is an ego. This is as it should be, person at the center and ego to the back.