Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Reporter's arrest under investigation

Los Angeles police are investigating the arrest of a wire service reporter during last month's raid to of an Occupy encampment at LA Cit Hall, the LA Times reports. Police initially said City News Service reporter Calvin Milam appeared intoxicated but now say the department's media relations department confused him with another arrest. Milam's attorney, Mark Geragos, rejected that explanation, saying he had several phone conversations with senior officials from the LAPD and city attorney’s office in the hours after Milam was arrested. “They knew exactly who he was," Geragos said. "They were lying then, and they are lying now.”

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