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 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 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