The current law made it a crime to record police misconduct or crimes without the officer's knowledge...
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals says "The Illinois eavesdropping statute restricts far more speech than necessary to protect legitimate privacy interests."
State Attorney General plans to appeal
For more information
- ABC News Chicago
- ACLU overview: ACLU Victory for First Amendment Right to Audio Record Police
- Read the ruling for ACLU v. Alvarez