Posts Tagged ‘unlawful arrest’

Suffolk County Pays $200K to Settle News Photographer’s Unlawful Arrest Claim

Posted by on Wednesday June 18, 2014 | Photojournalism

Suffolk County, New York  has agreed to pay freelance news videographer Philip Datz $200,000 to settle civil rights claims stemming from Datz’s unlawful arrest for recoding county police activity on a public street in 2011. In addition, the Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD) will institute an ongoing training program for its officers to safeguard “the... 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