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Thu Aug 29, 2013, 10:12 AM

NYPD Officer Indicted After Investigation of NPPA Member’s Unlawful Arrest







August 28th, 2013 by Wills Citty and tagged New York City, New York Times, NYPD, occupy wall street, Officer Michael Ackermann, Robert Stolarik
An NYPD officer accused of roughing up and illegally arresting a New York Times photographer has been indicted on multiple charges stemming from an incident last August. Robert Stolarik, an NPPA member, was violently accosted and taken into custody while photographing Officer Michael Ackermann who was trying to arrest a teenage girl in the Bronx.
Officer Ackermann claimed Stolarik hindered police work by repeatedly aiming the flash of his camera at the officer’s face. That story crumbled under investigation by the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau (IAB). The Bronx district attorney also learned that Stolarik did not have a flash on his camera at the time of the incident, and concluded the officer’s story was a lie. Ackermann now faces three felonies and five misdemeanors, and could see up to seven years in prison if convicted of the most serious charge.
Working with New York Times’ Vice President and Assistant General Counsel George Freeman after the arrest, NPPA General Counsel Mickey Osterreicher sent a letter to NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne objecting to Stolarik’s unwarranted arrest and rough treatment. Freeman and Osterreicher also requested that the photographer’s equipment and press credentials, both seized at the time of the incident, be immediately returned. In addition the NPPA publicly criticized the NYPD for their actions.
Stolarik’s ordeal was especially troubling because he was arrested in direct violation of NYPD’s own Patrol Guide directives as noted in a follow-up letter from Osterreicher to Browne. Osterreicher also sent a letter to the editor, which was published in the NY Times. In it Osterreicher urged “the New York Police Department to work with us to improve training and supervision for its members.”

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http://blogs.nppa.org/advocacy/2013/08/28/nypd-officer-indicted-after-investigation-of-nppa-members-unlawful-arrest/

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Thu Aug 29, 2013, 10:54 AM

1. Important pushback by National Press Photographers Association - nt

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 12:14 PM

2. The Cop picked the wrong Guy to fuck-over. n/t

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Thu Aug 29, 2013, 02:38 PM

3. New York Pizza and Donuts.

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Thu Aug 29, 2013, 09:32 PM

4. and ex police officers have such a swell time in prison n/t

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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 06:28 AM

5. I wonder if the City will pick-up his Legal Tab.

Joe Baloney had to eat his.

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