ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

ASMP Joins NPPA to Condemn Interference of News Coverage on Capitol Hill

By July 27, 2017Advocacy, Current News

ASMP joins the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), along with other organizations, in a statement to express their objections to alleged actions by Sargeant in Arms Larkin, Capitol Police Chief Verderosa, and other US Capitol police officers reported to have interfered with and threatened journalists reporting on matters of public concern at the Capitol on July 25, 2017.

If, as reported, officers ordered journalists to “delete images” of this incident, this action raises significant legal concerns both under the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures and the Fourteenth Amendment’s due process guarantees.

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