Federal Judge Sanctions City of Atlanta for Continuing to Violate of Photographers’ Rights

By David Walker

In the wake of recent violations of news photographers’ rights by Atlanta police, a US federal court judge has held the City of Atlanta in contempt of a 2012 court order to reduce interference with citizens documenting police activity.

US District court judge Steve Jones handed down the civil contempt ruling against the city yesterday, and imposed sanctions intended to force compliance with the 2012 order and “address future monitoring of [Atlanta’s] compliance with the order.”

The Southern Center for Human Rights sued the city several years ago on behalf of plaintiff Felicia Anderson, who was arrested in 2009 as she peaceably …read more

Via: PDN Pulse


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