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Attorney records Wilmington officer lying about state law during traffic stop

Posted March 8
Updated March 10

— A Wilmington police sergeant is shown on video instructing a citizen who was pulled over for a traffic stop that he is not allowed to record the interaction due to a new state law, but there is no such law in North Carolina.

Jesse Bright is an Uber driver on some days and a defense attorney on others.

“They should know, and I’m sure they do know, that it’s legal to record the police,” Bright said.

In February, Bright picked up a man who said he needed to pick up a check. On the way home, Bright saw blue lights behind him and several officers arrived to arrest his passenger.


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