Denver asks SCOTUS to reject case implicating right to video record police

Colorado Politics: The city of Denver is urging the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear a case that could alter the limits of civil immunity for police officers and establish the right of bystanders to record law enforcement in public.

On Thursday, the Denver City Attorney’s Office submitted a brief to the nation’s highest court urging the justices to let stand a lower court ruling in favor of its officers.

“Under this Court’s cases, a police officer is entitled to qualified immunity unless it is clearly established that his conduct violated a statutory or constitutional right,” wrote City Attorney Kristin M. Bronson. “To conclude otherwise would require this Court to overrule decades of precedent.”

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