When I read Randy Furst's Star Tribune article earlier this week, several questions immediately come to mind. They are as follows:
1.Can police officers "on duty" have personal recording devices for audio and video purposes? Does the Minneapolis Police Department have a policy on this matter?
2. The officer who had the pen camera for six days before notifying investigators violate law or policy of withholding evidence?
3. If an officer knows there is evidence of a possible crime physical or otherwise, what is the person's duty to report it?
In talking with several members of the public about the article, the consensus was that a member of the public would have not gotten the leeway the officer did. Is there a double standard?