Recommendations for First Amendment-Protected Events for State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies

As agencies respond to First Amendment-protected events, state and local law enforcement leadership should be aware of certain “red flag” issues that may arise as they assess whether the agency and personnel should be involved in these events and, if so, what form that involvement should take. As agencies review and understand the concepts and recommendations within this paper, special consideration should be given to these “red flag” issues to ensure that law enforcement agencies and personnel do not infringe on the rights of persons and groups.

Publication Date: December 2011

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