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New York Photojournalist Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Following Arrest

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.
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Photojournalist sues cop, Suffolk County, N.Y., over right to videotape police

Industries / Media : Media Wire (2 years ago)

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

Photojournalist Arrested for Filming Police

Media / Television Industry : TVSpy (3 years ago)

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

New York Civil Liberties Union and National Press Photographers Association Sue Suffolk County

Industries / Media : FishbowlNY (2 years ago)

New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) are suing Suffolk County for its treatment of Philip Datz, a video journalist who was arrested in July of 2011 while filming police activ... Read Post


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