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IPFS News Link • Corruption

NYPD Cops Turn On Media Covering Arraignments Of Fellow Officers

• Photography Is Not a Crime

Hundreds of New York City cops crammed into a courthouse Friday in support of fellow officers accused of crimes, blocking photojournalists from accessing the courtroom, including one instance of grabbing a videographer's lens and shoving him backwards.

Court officers, who allowed the officers into the hallway outside the courtroom, also prevented the media from accessing the same hallway.

And even before that, the 16 officers accused of crimes were spared the customary “perp walk” where the media is allowed to document defendants entering the courthouse.