Detroit police investigate arrest of Free Press photojournalist

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Detroit Free Press photographer Mandi Wright was arrested last Thursday while videotaping an arrest on the street. Police took the 47-year-old journalist’s iPhone, cuffed her and then put her in an interrogation room with the suspect she had been filming. She was released with no charges filed after nearly seven hours in custody.

A Detroit police official says if Wright was put into a room with the suspect and left alone, “that could be a serious breach of department policy.” Investigators, he said, are looking into “the whole incident, from start to end. What we did, what she did, the whole nine.”

* Police investigate arrest of Detroit Free Press photographer (freep.com)


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