The United States Department of Justice has decided to get involved, on the side of Sharp.
The DOJ filed a Statement of Interest of the United States with the District Court. The statement starts off with a bang:
This litigation presents constitutional questions of great moment in this digital age: whether private citizens have a First Amendment right to record police officers in the public discharge of their duties, and whether officers violate citizens’ Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights when they seize and destroy such recordings without a warrant or due process. The United States urges this Court to answer both of those questions in the affirmative.