First Amendment Auditors

  • Mar 21, 2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM
  • Library Meeting Room

    100 Martin Luther King Junior Parkway
    Brenham, Texas 77833
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Description

In today’s age of social media and smartphone cameras, individuals record encounters with law enforcement officers and other local government employees. The videographers often state that they are conducting a ‘first amendment audit’. If employees aren’t prepared and don’t know how to respond, an encounter can result in a viral video and lawsuit.

First Amendment Auditors will prepare city employees how to communicate, de-escalate, and properly interact with activists wishing to get an extreme response to their presence and video recording of public entity personnel and assets.

Participants will view examples of proper and improper responses to persons recording public entities. Policy and procedure examples will be reviewed and there will be an in-depth discussion of how society has arrived at this point, where everyone with an agenda and a camera can call themselves a journalist.

Date & Time

Mar 21, 2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM

Venue Details

Library Meeting Room

100 Martin Luther King Junior Parkway
Brenham, Texas 77833 Library Meeting Room
City of Brenham