Charges Dropped Against News Photographer in Suffolk County

Well, that didn’t take long … the Long Island Press is reporting that Suffolk County police have dropped the charges against Phil Datz who was arrested after videotaping police from a public space on Friday.

Commissioner Richard Dormer said in a statement Monday that there is an internal review of the incident and all officers will undergo media relations refresher training. The announcement came about an hour after the Press Club of Long Island, a local trade group, called for the charges to be dropped.

(Thanks to Steve Myers at Poynter for the lede.)

Mark E. Johnson

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