Photography Not Allowed – 15

CBS2Chicago.com reports on a freelance photojournalist, Mike Anzaldi, who was arrested on “charges of resisting and obstructing a peace officer.” According to Discarted, Anzaldi “frequently covers breaking news in Chicago, and when he heard about an officer-involved fatal shooting on the radio, he arrived at the scene and was shooting images and video on the property of a neighbor with about 20-25 other bystanders.”

Apparently, the police didn’t want Anzaldi to photograph the crime scene, despite standing behind the police tape. While Anzaldi was released, police confiscated his video camera and two still cameras. When he got his equipment back, around 500 photos were missing. Thanks to technology, Anzaldi was able to recover them.

Thanks to Jamie De Pould for submitting this topic.

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