Asking Vance a question about writing police officers traffic tickets
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subject of email to Vance:
blog post inquiry about the laws in Connecticut regarding writing police officers traffic tickets
Text of Email:
I understand you are the media liaison.
I would like you to answer a few of my questions.
1. Are police officers required to follow traffic laws in the State of Connecticut if they aren't using their emergency lights and sirens?
2. Can citizens submit video so that officers may be written traffic tickets? If this is possible, what is the procedure, and contact people?
3. If police are caught breaking the law while on duty, or off, on video tape, is it legal for the officer to confiscate the camera and the footage, or destroying video footage?
I am reposting this email to you [here]
Steven G. Erickson
P.S. will you do a 20 minute interview with me that I intend on posting to Youtube.com?
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