Recording the Police: Resource Page

Representative Case Law, Federal Appellate Courts

1st Circuit

(Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island)

Gericke v. Begin, 753 F.3d 1 (US Ct. App. 1st Circuit 2014)

Glik v. Cunniffe, 655 F.3d 78 (US Ct. App. 1st Circuit 2011)

3rd Circuit

(Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania)

Fields v. City of Philadelphia, 862 F.3d 353 (US Ct. App. 3rd Circuit 2017)

5th Circuit

(Louisianna, Mississippi, Texas)

Turner v. Driver, 848 F.3d 678 (US Ct. App. 5th Circuit 2017)

7th Circuit

(Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin)

ACLU v. Alvarez, 679 F.3d 583 (US Ct. App. 7th Circuit, 2012)

9th Circuit

(Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Guam)

Fordyce v. City of Seattle, 55 F.3d 436 (US Ct. App. 9th Circuit, 1995)

10th Circuit NEW! Recommend starting with Irizarry, as it provides a nice overview of other circuit case law!

(Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming)

Irizarry v. Yehia, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 18960 (US Ct. App. 10th 2022)

11th Circuit

(Alabama, Florida, Georgia)

Smith v. City of Cumming, 212 F.3d 1332 (US Ct. App. 11th Circuit 2000)

The 12 "All-Party Consent" States

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • Pennsylvania
  • Washington

Slide Presentation:  "Recording Police: What Could Go Wrong?" (June 25,2022)

Note: This presentation does not include reference to 10th Circuit Irizarry decision, released July 12, 2022, and linked above.