Police arrests, rights & filming

Your basic rights of intervention when observing an arrest.

Can I legally film the police? (Netpol)
There is no law stopping anyone filming in a public place, so if you are on the streets you can film without asking permission – the Metropolitan Police’s o...
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 at 12:13 AM
Metropolitan Police : Photography advice
Members of the public and the media do not need a permit to film or photograph in public places and police have no power to stop them filming or photographi...
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 at 12:14 AM
Netpol : What is a bust card?
Bust cards are often used to contain basic advice on what to do if arrested, and to give people the number of a defence lawyer experienced in protest relate...
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 9:58 PM
Policing the Police: Overview and update on statutory framework
The police complaints and misconduct systems form a framework within which complaints against the police by members of the public are investigated, resultan...
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 3:21 AM
Identifying police ranks
Find out more about how you can identify the rank of police officers. Provided by The Network for Police Monitoring (NETPOL). Read more here...
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 2:36 AM
What are your rights if the police raid your home?
From drugs raids or searches of the homes of protesters accused of public order offences, Netpol’s partner groups are aware of widespread confusion about pe...
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 2:46 AM
Kettling Police Powers
Kettling the Powers of the Police is a new campaign, aiming to take on ‘the worst of the worst’ of police powers and practices. The campaign is an initi...
Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Subject Access Requests – an introduction
Why ask the police for the data they hold about you?  Recent media coverage of undercover surveillance by the Metropolitan Police’s Special Demonstration...
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 12:44 AM
Being arrested: your rights
If you’re arrested, you’ll usually be taken to a police station, held in custody in a cell and then questioned. After you’ve been taken to a police stat...
Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 1:01 AM
DNA retention by police
What is DNA? DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid, the chemical that carries the genetic code for all human life. The study of DNA is important not ...
Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 11:02 PM