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Q. WHAT DO I DO IF I WAS RECORDING POLICE PERFORMING OFFICIAL DUTIES IN PUBLIC AND THE POLICE WANT TO SEARCH MY CELL PHONE?

A. You can ask the police if you are free to go or are being detained. If you are free to go, you may leave. If you are being detained, you may state that you do not consent to the police searching your phone, ask for an attorney, then remain silent. Law enforcement cannot legally search a cellphone without a warrant. If the police reach for your phone anyway, do not resist. Simply repeat that you do not consent to any search or seizure.