Chicago police officer Brian Berkowitz, right, shows Chicago Alderman Giner Rugai, center, how a portable surveillance can be controlled within a patrol car by the use of a joystick connected to remote control devise, left, in Chicago. (APPhoto/Stephen J. Carrera)

Chicago PD Wiretaps Journalists, Charges Highlight Inconsistency Of Privacy Cases

(MintPress) – The same Chicago police department responsible for the arrests of civilians recording officers on the job is now in hot water over wiretapping conversations with reporters, highlighting an inconsistency within the department when it comes to cases of privacy. Recording law enforcement officials without their knowledge or consent is illegal in two states, […]