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Handcuffed journalist in Denver told to “act like a lady”

Posted at 8:09 AM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 10:09:33-04

DENVER (KUSA) – The Denver Police Department has released body camera and surveillance video of officers handcuffing a journalist after she refused to stop photographing an incident involving a naked man on the sidewalk last month.

Susan Greene, the editor of the Colorado Independent, said she was taking photos of the officers during a police action on July 5, after seeing a number of police officers surrounding a nude man on the sidewalk.

The video includes recording from multiple officers’ body worn cameras and a surveillance camera mounted in the intersection. It shows police approaching a naked man, asking him to lie down on the ground and apparently placing him in handcuffs.

An ambulance arrives, and a little more than one minute later, the surveillance camera shows Greene entering the frame and walking around the officers to stand near the ambulance.

Within seconds, Officer James Brooks approached Greene and ordered her to stop recording; she refused, citing her First Amendment rights.

Moments later she was handcuffed and told “Act like a lady…”

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