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Actor and rapper, Ice Cube, even chimed in, saying “Please make sure its pro-people and not pro-Law Enforcement. The tweets that went viral claimed it was illegal to film police officers in Tucson. TUCSON - The Tucson City Council decided to address misinformation regarding Tucson Ordinance No. Tucsonans who wish to voice their opinions can email firstname.lastname@example.org. A regular meeting session has been scheduled to take place in two weeks on June 23. TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Tucson City leaders will revisit a new ordinance following backlash online, including from a celebrity. Freeman said he doesn't disagree with the ordinance, instead he said it's too vague when it comes to how officers can enforce it. However, during the city council meeting Tuesday, Mayor Regina Romero said, "I do agree that there was not enough time for public to give us input and provide comment to mayor and council on this particular ordinance.". $�����@�+HX$0012��c`$��ϸ�@� �"�
Magnus added, according to the ordinance, you can still record police activity. Y’all should have an emergency meeting to make sure you’re satisfying the great citizens of Tucson and surrounding areas. However, they may not jeopardize the safety of law enforcement officers, suspects, victims, witnesses, themselves, or others, nor may they interfere with an investigation while doing so. or submit a news tip, All content © 2000 - 2020, KVOA Television, Inc. All rights reserved. _11746__ relating to crimes and offenses; amending chapter 11, article i, of ... now, therefore, be it ordained by the mayor and council of the city of tucson, arizona as follows: section 1. the tucson code, chapter 11, crimes and offenses, article i, is We are all wearing body cameras and all that body camera footage is already available.”. Kozachik voted in favor of Ordinance No. PO Box 5188 Tucson, AZ 85703 |, The Weeknd criticizes Grammys over nominations snub. %PDF-1.7
On April 21, 2020, the Mayor and Council approved and adopted Ordinance No. 11746 during their study session Tuesday. News Tips: 520-624-2477 11746 , which passed unanimously on April 21. The Ordinance prohibits a person from entering a crime scene or investigation scene without permission of an officer; and prohibits a person from knowingly obstructing or hindering a police officer or Community Service Officer who is
This comes after tweets regarding the ordinance, which was passed in April, recently went viral. All rights reserved. At the time, Ordinance No. 0 “The ordinance was passed with little to no opportunity for public comment,” said Marcela Taracena, a spokesperson for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Arizona. Part of the issue stems from how council passed the ordinance. 11746. Copyright 2020 KOLD News 13. “Officers are allowed to create an area that has to be as minimally-restrictive as possible - that’s already written into the ordinance - that allows them to safely do their legal duties,” said Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus. Ordinance 11746 was a result of this video, which shows Tucson Police officers being approached and videotaped by a man hurling insults at them (Warning Profane Language). “It is imperative that Tucsonans be given a clear opportunity to comment on such an important matter impacting their First Amendment rights, especially as people across the country, including Tucson, are exercising their right to protest to demand police accountability and an end to police violence.”. Originally from the valley and with ties to Tucson, Mark is excited to get back to his home state and tell the stories of the Old Pueblo. "The act of recording police activity or engaging in constitutionally-protected speech alone shall not be prohibited conduct under this section," said Magnus. 11746 during their study session Tuesday. City Ordinance 11746 passed unanimously on April 21 without allowing public comments due to the city closing their offices due to the COVID-19 pandemic. %%EOF They just have to be a reasonable distance back and we have to be clear on what that distance is. The ordinance was put into effect after Chief Chris Magnus of the Tucson Police Department brought videos that showed people yelling profanity at officers on-scene.
That’s because there’s been a lot of confusion after a tweet claiming the Tucson City Council “passed an ordinance making it illegal for citizens to film the Tucson police” went viral. 7831 N. Business Park DriveTucson, AZ 85743(520) 744-1313. 36 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<931984FFC5FE7F4590C59B142E2C194B>]/Index[28 19]/Info 27 0 R/Length 61/Prev 1074253/Root 29 0 R/Size 47/Type/XRef/W[1 2 1]>>stream 11746 had been unanimously approved by the city council. A Gray Media Group, Inc. Station - © 2002-2020 Gray Television, Inc. Tucson City Council seeks public imput on police-filming ordinance. Lane restrictions on I-19 between Ajo Way and Irvington Road between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. June 9, 2020 at 10:15 PM MST - Updated August 17 at 6:20 AM, Overnight lane restrictions on I-19 between Ajo and Irvington, Narcan now available to Pinal County residents in response to opioid crisis, Oro Valley launches new podcast and video series targeting local topics. It was not the first incident, but Mayor and Council hoped it would be the last. James Freeman is one of the cop watchers who records and posts videos of police. TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Tucson City leaders will revisit a new ordinance following backlash online, including from a celebrity. The discussion on Tuesday was held during the council's study session. Ordinance 11746 was a result of this video , which shows Tucson Police officers being approached and videotaped by a man hurling insults at them (Warning Profane Language). “This ordinance has come into sharp focus.”. During Tuesday's meeting, Chief Magnus said that since the ordinance went into effect back in April of this year, no arrests have been made. A system passing by to the north of us will bring a breeze today but it won’t be as gusty as yesterday with sustained wind between 5-15 mph.…, KVOA Television Comments can be submitted via email@example.com.
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