A few days ago an internationally known award-winning photographer was arrested for innocuous taking of photos (and allegedly resisting arrest). Gary Harki writes a great story of the incident.
As it happens, this photographer was arrested once before – for taking photos of Bill Gates wedding from a public place. The photographer sued the major employer at the island and Bill Gates himself and ended up settling for a substantial sum about false arrest (which he donated to a local school to set up a scholarship fund). He ended up receiving an apology letter written by Bill Gates himself.
Rensberger said he doesn’t know if he will sue the department over the incident.
"I don’t think I have a choice," he said. "If this guy shows that kind of force to a guy who took a picture of a choir and of Santa and a uniformed police officer in the mall, then what kind of force is he going to show someone in a dark alley somewhere where no one was watching."
That’s a lawsuit I’ll be watching for. Other professional photographers weigh in.