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LBPD Accused of Violating First Amendment Rights

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On Saturday, April 9, 2022, Chasity Alva’s daughter was filming the LBPD. The officer that comes at the end tells the minor to stop filming. Violation of her First Amendment right. After the video was taken, They were given citations and told they had a court date and let go.  Received two citations: Delinquency of Minor  & Illegal resale of ticket 

Chastity Alva’s daughter, was documenting the interaction her and her dad was having with the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers. Everything seemed routine until the end of the encounter when an unidentified officer walked up and instructed the minor to cease filming and sit down on the sidewalk. She tried to give her dad the phone so that he can continue recording. The officer that was standing next to her dad said, her dad was also being detained. Shortly after the video was cut off.

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution, a fundamental right cherished for centuries, protects freedom of speech and expression. Central to this freedom is the right to record and document interactions with public officials, including law enforcement officers.

The incident involving Chasity Alva’s daughter’s encounter with the LBPD serves as a stark reminder of the ongoing debate surrounding First Amendment rights and the right to record public interactions with law enforcement.

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Citations Received:
– Delinquency of Minor
– Illegal resale of ticket

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Date of incident:  Saturday, April 9, 2022

State/City: Long Beach, California

Department: Long Beach Police Department ( LBPD )

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Support the cause at aftp.org, we’re on a mission to bring transparency and accountability to law enforcement. We need your support to make a real difference!

🎥 Here’s how you can help:

DONATE TODAY - Your financial support empowers us to continue our work, providing the tools and resources needed to hold law enforcement accountable plus, provide resources for the community.

SHOP FOR MERCH - Shop with purpose! Get #AFTP merch at aftpshop.myshopify.com to wear and support the mission to bring transparency and accountability to law enforcement.

FILM AND SHARE - Be a part of the movement by filming police interactions as often as you can when it's to do so. Share your videos and stories with us to raise awareness.

DUI CHECKPOINTS - Stay informed and be responsible.

SPREAD THE WORD Share our website and blog with your friends, family, and social networks. The more people who know, the more change we can inspire.

ADVOCATE - Your Voice is Powerful. Sign petitions, contact your local representatives, attend community meetings, and join the conversation about police reform.

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DASH CAM - A very important device to film what happens when pulled over.

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