Attorney records Wilmington officer lying about state law during traffic stop
Posted March 8
Updated March 10
Wilmington, N.C. — 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.