There always seem to be demonstrations of unlawful or bigoted behaviour by the Metropolitan Police recently, and I thought this would make sobering viewing. Photographer Marc Vallee was brutally thrown by them in 2006 and this video shows you just the mentality which led to it and then had no problem defending it. He sustained neck and back injuries, despite identifying himself as a member of the press.
Separately, it’s also worth noting that the Association of Chief Police Officers national police-press guidelines show that:
“It is a matter for their editors to control what is published or broadcast, not the police. Once images are recorded, [the police] have no power to delete or confiscate them without a court order, even if [the police] think they contain damaging or useful evidence.”
The above article also explains that:
The guidelines also warn that any police officer who deletes a photographer’s images could face criminal, civil or disciplinary action.