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New York Times complains NYPD assaulted a photographer

Posted By admin On August 7, 2012 @ 7:23 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Josh Halliday
The Guardian [1]
Aug 7, 2012

The New York Times has complained to the city’s police department after one of its photographers said he was assaulted by officers who arrested him on Saturday.

Robert Stolarik, a freelance photographer, claimed a New York Police Department (NYPD) officer “slammed” his camera into his face [2] before he was dragged to the ground, kicked and arrested.

Stolarik was on assignment with two other reporters in the Bronx when he was stopped by police on Saturday evening.

Police ordered Stolarik to stop taking pictures of a teenage girl being arrested. When he refused, an officer reputedly grabbed Stolarik’s camera and dragged him to the ground.

Stolarik claimed he was then kicked in the back and received scrapes and bruises on his face, legs and arms as a result of the arrest. He was charged with obstructing government administration and of resisting arrest.

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[1] The Guardian: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/08/06/new-york-times-complains-nypd-assaulted-a-photographer/

[2] claimed a New York Police Department (NYPD) officer “slammed” his camera into his face: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/06/nyregion/robert-stolarik-times-photographer-is-arrested-while-on-assignment-in-the-bronx.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

[3] A suspect is tasered three times by police before being punched? New York? No, the streets of Nottingham: http://www.prisonplanet.com/a-suspect-is-tasered-three-times-by-police-before-being-punched-new-york-no-the-streets-of-nottingham.html

[4] OWS video: NYPD arrest Philly police retired captain Raymond Lewis: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ows-video-nypd-arrest-philly-police-retired-captain-raymond-lewis.html

[5] Photographer Arrested For Filming Christmas Celebration: http://www.prisonplanet.com/photographer-arrested-for-filming-christmas-celebration.html

[6] NYPD investigating image on Al Qaeda forums as possible threat to New York City: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nypd-investigating-image-on-al-qaeda-forums-as-possible-threat-to-new-york-city.html

[7] Cops Arrest AP Photographer, Broadcaster At Start Of RNC: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cops-arrest-ap-photographer-broadcaster-at-start-of-rnc.html

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