Denver Officials Urged To Stop Police Targeting of Journalists
Participated with the Reporters Committee and 39 other media organizations and outlets in a letter to Denver officials urging them to take immediate, concrete steps to end the police arrests and attacks on credentialed and clearly identifiable journalists that occurred during civil protests. The letter makes the same legal arguments as similar letters sent recently to officials in Minnesota and New York City, noting primarily that journalists covering civil unrest are protected by the First Amendment. The Denver letter reiterates that the right to report on police activities is clearly established and officers have no immunity when they directly target reporters covering protests. The letter urges similar protocols for the protection of journalists.