The NPPA and the New York Civil Liberties Union, along with New York law firm Davis Wright Tremaine, today filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of photojournalist Phil Datz, who was arrested last July as he was attempting to film the conclusion of a police chase on Long Island.
Datz was on a public street when he was arrested.
“Mr. Datz’s arrest was not an isolated event,” said Robert Balin, a partner with Davis Wright Tremaine and lead counsel on the case.
Photojournalist Phil Datz was arrested on Friday while attempting to film the conclusion of a police chase on Long Island. Datz works for Stringer News Service, a Long Island-based news agency that provides breaking news footage for... Read Post
Photojournalist Phil Datz has sued Suffolk County, N.Y. and the officer who arrested him while he was filming a police scene last year. Attorneys for the National Press Photographers Association, the New York Civil Liberties Union a... Read Post