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Photographer vs. Police Officer

September 5, 2013

News photographer claims police officer threatened harm

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  1. MGB permalink
    September 22, 2013 12:42 pm

    This happened to me in London, mainly because I had forgotten my press credentials (ISSUED BY THE MET). Police can be quite belligerent when you refuse to comply. The best thing is to remain calm and continue what you’re doing. If detained, get all the information you can out of the arresting officer and demand to have a supervisor attend the scene.

    There is no constitution in The United Kingdom (sometimes call the Untied Kingdom because of this) that protects reporters other than a law that specifically addresses journalists. There are very few police constables in London familiar with this… even ones who work around Parliament and Buckingham Palace.

    The most important thing is to REMAIN CALM.

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