Self bought, owned lapel camera with audio capability. Never used it illegally aware of the laws and open records act etc if you use a device for work related purposes.
It was for self protection against a ex and her friend or fling who is in law enforcement. Obviously it would be used and turned on in public spaces if I was approached to save character or false accusations since I had harassment from her before and she used her department and boyfriend as bias to harass me. She was terminated for illegal activity BTW year later from that entity.
Long story short I received a cease order of use of any cell phone recording device, audio, video. The employer claims they own any audio or video of private acts on it.
It is a public governemnt entity. My experience is local law enforcement had bias due to a ex who was employed by them and seeing someone there which threats, intimidation and harassment occured on my own property by them.
All in all private use, explained to others I have no interest in them being recorded or its purpose wasnt for them.
Is it legal for a local government employer to speculate use and claim ownership of personal use data in public for private self protection reasons in which tech they are part of the law enforcement and their attorney, threaten seizure of private use cell phone, audionvideo devices never used for work related purposes or the audio video lapel recorder.
Some would joke robocop and it was handy I had it on vest so it wouldn't fall out or be stolen as I had a audio recorder stolen before when it fell out of a jacket vest onto the seat of the work vehicle and someone swiped it up within ten minutes. I had this in event my ex approached me on personal matters in open public spaces.
Where does use of audio and recording devices for personal protection in public accessible spaces fall under illegal search and seizure and threats to seize for just having it in open public claiming ownership of self bought devices capable of recording in open space public accessible on public property over a supposed concerned public employee being seen or viewed by recordings in public?
I even told several it's use was for personal interest not involving them, or the governemnt entity.
The order gave a week to hand over everything data wise and it isn't a warrant, or court order and they claim ownership of the data if it exists, and called filming or audio in public vouyerism, stalking, harassment but said it can be "seen" as that in public accessible public property spaces.
Where I am it is a one side consent state if that helps to answering it.
I contacted several attorneys and none have got back minus 3 which didn't practice it or said they weren't interested.