Posts Tagged ‘Police Intimidation Watch’

Police Intimidation Watch: Chicago to Pay $100,000 to Photographer Beaten by Cops

Posted by on Wednesday December 2, 2015 | Photojournalism

A photographer who says he was beaten by Chicago police officers after photographing those same officers beating another man will receive a $100,000 settlement from the city, WBEZ has reported. The Chicago-based public radio station says Chicago freelance photographer Joshua Lott was covering the May 2012 NATO summit meeting for Getty Images when he came... More

Police Intimidation Watch: Photographer Wins $1.1 Million for Malicious Prosecution

Posted by on Thursday December 18, 2014 | Photojournalism

A New York woman who was arrested and jailed for four days after photographing an Air National Guard base from a public thoroughfare was awarded $1.1 million in compensatory damages by a federal jury last week. Nancy Genovese sued the town of Southampton, New York, the Suffolk County sheriff’s department and several individual officers in... More

Photographing Police Is Legal in Texas, Too, Judge Rules in First Amendment Case

Posted by on Monday July 28, 2014 | Uncategorized

A federal court judge in Texas has rejected an argument that the right to photograph or videotape police officers “is not recognized as a constitutional right,” clearing the way for a citizen’s civil rights claim against the City of Austin, its police chief, and various Austin police officers. “The First Amendment protects the right to... More

Police Intimidation Watch: New Haven Police Sued for Arresting Photographer, Erasing iPhone Video

Posted by on Thursday September 19, 2013 | Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

A New Haven man jailed for recording New Haven, Connecticut police arresting three people filed a $500,000 lawsuit suit yesterday against the city and several individual officers for violation of his civil rights. Luis Luna, a medical interpreter, was jailed in September, 2010 after he came upon police making the arrests, and began recording the... More

Police Intimidation Watch: NYPD Returns Cameras to Times Freelancer

Posted by on Tuesday August 14, 2012 | Photojournalism

The New York City police department has returned camera gear belonging to a freelance photographer who was arrested August 4 after refusing to stop photographing police activity on a public street. Photographer Robert Stolarik got his camera equipment back on August 10, the National Press Photographers Association reported on its Web site. Stolarik told NPPA,... More

DC Police Department Issues Order Affirming Photographers’ Rights

Posted by on Wednesday July 25, 2012 | Photojournalism

To settle a right-to-photograph lawsuit filed by an aspiring photojournalist and the ACLU, the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department has issued a general order stating that “a bystander has the right under the First Amendment to observe and record [DC police officers] in the public discharge of their duties.” The order instructs police not to... More

Activist Carlos Miller Laughs at Plea Bargain Offer

Posted by on Thursday July 19, 2012 | Photojournalism

Give state prosecutors in Miami Dade County, Florida credit for moxie, if not for unintentional Orwellian humor. Photojournalist and First Amendment activist Carlos Miller, who is facing charges for resisting arrest during a police raid on an Occupy encampment last January 31, says the Miami Dade County prosecutors have offered to drop charges against him–if... More

Police Intimidation Watch: University of California to Pay Photog $162,500 for Wrongful Arrest

Posted by on Friday July 6, 2012 | Photojournalism

A news photographer who claimed wrongful arrest while covering a student protest in 2009 will receive a $162,500 settlement from the University of California, the San Francisco Chronicle has reported. UC Berkeley police will also receive media rights training as part of the settlement. UC Berkeley police arrested photographer David Morse at the scene of... More

Police Intimidation Watch: Mannie Garcia Files $500K Lawsuit for Unlawful Arrest

Posted by on Thursday June 14, 2012 | Photojournalism

Veteran news photographer Mannie Garcia has sued several Montgomery County, Maryland police officers, alleging violation of his civil rights and physical and emotional suffering as a result of being “manhandled” and arrested without cause in June, 2011. Garcia is seeking $500,000 in compensatory damages, plus punitive damages to be determined. Garcia, who lost his White... More