Wiretap charges dismissed in videotaping of trooper

A judge threw out criminal charges Monday against a Maryland man who videotaped his traffic stop by a plainclothes state trooper and posted the video on YouTube.

Harford County Circuit Judge Emory A Plitt Jr wrote in his ruling: “In this rapid information technology era in which we live, it is hard to imagine that either an offender or an officer would have any reasonable expectation of privacy with regard to what is said between them in a traffic stop on a public highway.”

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