Police in the District have arrested at least nine people for allegedly filming an officer and then uploading the footage to social media.
Police say the arrests were part of an ongoing investigation into an ongoing police investigation into the use of video surveillance by the department.
A police spokesman said Wednesday the suspects are facing charges of obstruction of a police officer, obstructing an officer, and malicious communication.
The police spokesman didn’t elaborate on the nature of the video.
The arrests come just days after the police department announced it would stop using video cameras on all patrol vehicles and officers would be required to wear body cameras.
A Justice Department report earlier this year said police use of body cameras had a negative impact on citizens’ rights.