.45 1911 wrote:Not to stick my nose into another state, but wasn't there a Washington court ruling that took into account an expectation of privacy, that is to say that police in public had no expectation of privacy?There have been some discussion about using tape recorders during a LEO stop. I offer some helpful tips with the following: (of course please feel free to make corrections to any errors)
Wash. Rev. Code § 9.73.030: All parties generally must consent to the interception or recording of any private communication, whether conducted by telephone, telegraph, radio or face-to-face, to comply with state law. The all-party consent requirement can be satisfied if "one party has announced to all other parties engaged in the communication or conversation, in any reasonably effective manner, that such communication or conversation is about to be recorded or transmitted." In addition, if the conversation is to be recorded, the requisite announcement must be recorded as well.
for complete text: http://www.rcfp.org/taping/