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Journalist sues NYPD over Occupy protest arrest

January 3, 2014
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A journalist says New York City police officers tackled him and then unfairly arrested him while he was covering the one-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street protests.

Reporter Chris Faraone says he was reporting for the Massachusetts-based alternative weekly magazine Boston Phoenix in September 2012 when officers tackled him, told him to stop reporting and denied him a lawyer.

The 34-year-old Faraone filed his lawsuit Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan.

A spokeswoman for the city's Law Department told the Daily News (http://nydn.us/1ixHry7 ) her office would review the complaint when it received it.

Faraone is seeking unspecified damages. He claims his arrest was unconstitutional and said he was stopped despite having appropriate press credentials.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com

 
 

 

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