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Danbury Officers Face Discipline Following Friction Over Video Recording

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Four Danbury police officers face penalties after violating various department policies in June. This comes after an internal affairs investigation into the removal of a YouTube personality.

Officers were called to Danbury Public Library to confront a man recording video inside. Reyes refused to leave when police asked him to stop recording.

Reyes filed a complaint with the department claiming officers violated his rights. He said he was visiting the library for a so-called “First Amendment audit” to see how officials act when people film in public.

A report states officers were exonerated of Reyes' claim that they violated his rights to film in a library. The investigation found concerns with how some officers responded. All four officers will go through remedial training.

Clare is a former news fellow with WSHU Public Radio.