News photographers file civil rights lawsuit against New York City police department


In response to the beatings, arrests, and harassment they experienced while covering last summer's racial justice protests, five news photographers today filed a federal lawsuit seeking to hold the New York City Police Department accountable for its violation of their First Amendment rights.

The suit is being led by the National Press Photographers Association, in partnership with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, widely recognized as the country's leading law firm for First Amendment litigation. Four of the five visual journalists are NPPA members.

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