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News cameraman videos reporters and his own arrest

Raw video,April 21/09.El Paso,Texas.arrested a reporter and photographer as they interviewed people near a
crash scene.

From this video, you can see a police sergeant yell at the crew to get back in
their truck and leave.

The reporter responds that they are just doing their job and then proceeds to
walk toward a crash witness.

When the sergeant stops him, he walks away, while responding his photographer
can "shoot if he wants too."

Seconds later, the officer gets the reporter against an S-U-V and handcuffs
him.

He then turns to the photographer and appears to take the camera away from him.

Both men were taken to a command center but were released within minutes.

The police sergeant, seen in the tape, accused the crew of interfering with
police.

The El Paso Police Department has launched an investigation and is reviewing
the video.

The department says "It's unfortunate any time a member of the public or the
news media feels that they've been treated unfairly by any member of our
department, and so, that's a very serious type of allegation - something we
have to ensure that we investigate completely."

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Added: Apr-21-2009 Occurred On: Apr-21-2009
By: jdischord
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Tags: News cameraman videos reporters and his own arrest, El Paso, Texas
Location: El Paso, Texas, United States (load item map)
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