Simply to remind ourselves from time to time (like, say, before a field trip):
Police officers may not generally confiscate or demand to view your photographs or video without a warrant.
Much more at http://www.aphotoeditor.com/2012/02/13/aclu-says-know-your-rights-photographers/ including, for instance:
If you are arrested, the contents of your phone may be scrutinized by the police, although their constitutional power to do so remains unsettled. In addition, it is possible that courts may approve the seizure of a camera in some circumstances if police have a reasonable, good-faith belief that it contains evidence of a crime by someone other than the police themselves (it is unsettled whether they still need a warrant to view them).
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