Jerome Vorus was detained by D.C. police officers when he took photos of a traffic stop in Georgetown on July 3, 2010. After filing suit in June 2011, we agreed to dismiss the case in exchange for compensation for the client and a groundbreaking new MPD General Order explicitly recognizing that “members of the general public have a First Amendment right to video record, photograph, and/or audio record MPD members while MPD members are conducting official business or while acting in an official capacity in any public space.” 

Date filed

June 1, 2011