The media cannot be restricted from taking recordings if they are on
public property, outside the cordoned area of the crime scene and open
to public view. Media recordings taken from outside the crime scene on
private property also cannot be restricted unless access is denied by
the property owner.
Law enforcement officers may answer
questions from the media concerning a situation in which they are
directly involved, provided it doesn't interfere with their duties and
meets department guidelines related to investigation.
media should follow directions given by officers on scene. If a member
of the media believes that an officer is unduly restricting their right
of access, they are invited to immediately contact the shift supervisor,
if available, or if unavailable, the Chief of Police for quick