By Paul Schmitt
A recent video posting on social media regarding the exchange between the Green Bay Police with an auditor of the First Amendment is having local law enforcement use it as a teaching tool. According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, a Oneida man wearing a hoodie and sunglasses was briefly detained after shooting video in and around the Green Bay Police Department. Door County Chief Deputy Pat McCarty says as long as people are in a public use area they are free to take video or photos. He compares the Green Bay incident to people testing law enforcement’s response to the Second Amendment.
McCarty says the sheriff’s department has not had a similar situation in Door County but will use the Green Bay situation as an example of law enforcement dealing with interactions concerning First Amendment rights and protecting the public.