Police Intimidation Watch: Photog Agrees to Community Service for Trespassing on a Public Street

Posted by on Friday March 30, 2012 | Photojournalism

A freelance photographer arrested last fall while covering police action at the Occupy protest in Richmond, Virginia has reportedly agreed to complete 50 hours of community service in exchange for having prosecutors drop trespassing charges against him.

Photographer Ian Graham was arrested while covering the removal of protesters by police last October 31, according to a report by Style Weekly, an alternative newspaper in Richmond. Police had ordered media to stay in a designated area, but Graham left the area to take pictures “after finding his view obstructed,” Style Weekly reports.

He was charged with trespassing, and was facing up to 12 months in jail and a $2,500 fine when he made the deal with prosecutors.

Related:
Police Intimidation Watch: Boston to Pay $170K for Wrongful Arrest of Videographer
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