Video: PA Police Chief says it’s “illegal wiretap” to film a traffic stop

Notice how Chief Vince Leppert  say’s “I am filming you” then mentions that if he is filmed, wiretapping laws are being broken. You would think that the Chief would know that photography is not a crime.

I was able to briefly speak with Markver1 who is the person behind the camera. He said

The Officer is Chief Vince Leppert: vleppert@pattonboro.com
(814) 674-3650  http://www.pattonboro.com/police/

Unfortunately I was using a crappy cell phone video recorder that has around a 30 second recording limit. I tried getting the whole encounter but just got random standard procedure sound bites after that. Just the first clip which is posted had anything significant worth reporting.

I made some attempts to challenge his decision making process on why he didn’t give me a warning but he just rebuffed me by saying I can request a hearing.

I got one citation of $109.50 (fine & costs, add another $7 to plead not guilty) for PA VC sec 3111 sub a ‘obedience to traffic control devices’ speeding 50 in 35 mph. (which doesn’t give you any points on your license.)

And a second citation at the same amount for PA VC 1301 sub a ‘registration & certification of title required’ for forgetting to renew my vehicle registration by one month. I renewed it instantly online later that night.


Genuine German Police Issued Gore Tex Winter Polar Fleece Lined Parka Grade 1  picture

Genuine German Police Issued Gore Tex Winter Polar Fleece Lined Parka Grade 1

$42.76



5.11 TACTICAL 48017 MEN'S L US MILITARY POLICE LEO RAIN JACKET PARKA SHELL VGC picture

5.11 TACTICAL 48017 MEN'S L US MILITARY POLICE LEO RAIN JACKET PARKA SHELL VGC

$69.95



"American Flag Blue Line" LAPEL PIN / HAT PIN JACKET TAC ~ Police, Fire

$2.99



USA Thin Blue Line Police Law Collapsible Insulated Printed Bottle Jacket  picture

USA Thin Blue Line Police Law Collapsible Insulated Printed Bottle Jacket

$7.77



Mens Amagansett Fire Police jacket size 44 Golden Fleece water resistant jacket picture

Mens Amagansett Fire Police jacket size 44 Golden Fleece water resistant jacket

$75.00



Hi Vis Jacket Waterproof Rain Coat Security Dog Handler HVPC10A picture

Hi Vis Jacket Waterproof Rain Coat Security Dog Handler HVPC10A

$20.71



Ex Police PRI Enforcer Waterproof Breathable Tactical Coat Jacket F3 ARK12 picture

Ex Police PRI Enforcer Waterproof Breathable Tactical Coat Jacket F3 ARK12

$91.59



Hi Vis Jacket Waterproof Rain Coat Security Dog Handler HVPC10B picture

Hi Vis Jacket Waterproof Rain Coat Security Dog Handler HVPC10B

$20.71



Donut Task Force Gag Police Hat Jacket Vest Tie Tack Lapel Pin picture

Donut Task Force Gag Police Hat Jacket Vest Tie Tack Lapel Pin

$13.99



Leather jacket cap uniform DAI Police Historical Ukrainian militia Traffic unit picture

Leather jacket cap uniform DAI Police Historical Ukrainian militia Traffic unit

$200.00



CopBlock

When you see "CopBlock" as the author it means it was submitted via our submission tab - you can share your story too. If you enjoy this content and/or believe "Badges Don't Grant Extra Rights" get yourself some CopBlock Gear from our store or donate just $1/month to the CopBlock Network.