Citizens have the right to record CPS interviewing them, but will they be punished if they don’t blur faces before uploading?
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After CPS’ abuses were exposed, citizens successfully pushed for reform.
Parents would be required to blur faces before sharing recordings of state officials interviewing them.
“CPS loves to work in the dark.”
Had it been a law then, a portion of House Bill 135 may have punished the Pardos for publishing video footage of CPS illegally taking their child.
It is now up to the governor whether or not needed restraints on the state agency will be signed into law.
Texas law already gives parents the right to record audio and/or video under one-party recording laws, as long as they are part of the conversation.
Child Protective Services reforms stemming from the Drake Pardo case continue to march forward.
State Rep. James Frank (R–Wichita Falls) says the average child CPS takes action on is stuck in the system for 21 months.
“We have an agency [that] is supposed to protect children, and what’s really happening is we have an agency that’s out of control, with no accountability.”