Freep Photographer Arrested While Recording An ArrestSubmitted by dexterszyd on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 21:21
Even the Newspapers are not alowed to take pictures in this Police State.
DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - A Detroit Free Press photographer was taken into custody while shooting video of Detroit police making an arrest.
The newspaper says Mandi Wright — a Freep photographer for 15 years — was held for more than six hours Thursday and, at one point, was put in the same interrogation room as the 47-year-old male suspect.
Mandi Wright and Free Press reporter Kathleen Gray were on a video training session Thursday when they suddenly saw officers escorting a suspect to a police car. Wright, who said she was wearing media identification around her neck, pulled out her iPhone, apparently raising the ire of officers.
“I’m a journalist, working journalist,” Wright said.
“OK. I don’t care who you are,” the officer responded, according to the video.