According to state law enforcement officials, including Harford County State's Attorney Joseph Casilly, who is prosecuting Graber, not only is a cop permitted to pull a gun on you for a misdemeanor traffic offense, but the officer's privacy rights prevent you from documenting the encounter. State Police spokesman Greg Shipley defended Graber's arrest to TV station WJZ, explaining, "We are enforcing the law, and we don't make any apologies for that."
When I was taking the class for my carry permit something was pointed out repeatedly: When you draw a gun, it is considered the use of lethal force even if you do not fire a shot. That, from my understanding, is the rule in most states. So the rule in Maryland is apparently that a cop can use lethal force for a freakin' traffic offense.
So they can record you however and whenever they choose, they can use lethal force in very improper ways, but they'll jail you if you dare to record them.
I wonder of the MD State