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    In another post someone was using this RCW as the reason we can record police officers, but I dont see it. Can someone please enlighten me.

    http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=9.73.030



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    There are two ways to go about it:
    1. Under (1)b it is specified that private conversations cannot be recorded. An officer acting in official duty is always considered acting in a public manner: there is no expectation or right of privacy for public officials.

    2. Under (2), it is specified that an exception to the rule is when recording "other unlawful requests or demands." A public official stating that they will persecute you or continue to violate your 4th amendment rights unless you obey their orders is making an unlawful demand.
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    There is specific case law about this. Google Flora vs. State

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    I understand the second one, but that wont stop a police officer that is already making an unlawful request.

    Is there something that actually states that a LEOs conversation is considered public or is it just generally understood?

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    shad0wfax wrote:
    There is specific case law about this. Google Flora vs. State
    Just what I was looking for. Thanks

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    computerizedfish wrote:
    shad0wfax wrote:
    There is specific case law about this. Google Flora vs. State
    Just what I was looking for.* Thanks
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