NYPD commissioner orders cops to let media do their jobs

Some overdue and welcome news from The New York Times via the Associated Press …. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, after meeting with representatives of the city’s leading media organizations, has ordered officers not to “unreasonably interfere” with journalists at breaking news events.

Here is the full article, which cites the Coalition that The Deadline Club joined with the New York Press Club, NY Newspaper Guild and others in the wake of journalist arrests at Occupy Wall Street this month.

The Deadline Club promises that we will keep a close eye on police treatment of journalists at future Occupy Wall Street protests and at other police actions

Meanwhile, the New York Press Photographers Association is asking any journalist who is placed under arrest by the NYPD while covering a story or witnesses the arrest of a journalist to fill out an incident report, which is available on its website.

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