2 journalists suing LAPD over Echo Park protest arrests: ‘Journalism is not a crime’


Court documents revealed Monday that two journalists who were arrested while covering protests in Echo Park last spring are suing the Los Angeles Police Department.

The lawsuit alleges that the LAPD has "a longstanding policy, custom and practice of obstructing, targeting, and retaliating against members of the press for exercising their First Amendment rights to gather news regarding police officer activity in public places, particularly during protests against police brutality."

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