Cops file suit against journalist for releasing video of them allegedly assaulting man

Dec. 02, 2011

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:
A lawyer representing four Santa Fe Police officers wants a television reporter to reveal how he got a video of an incident that led to disciplinary actions against the officers.

KOB-TV's Gadi Schwartz aired a segment from a dashboard-camera video of two officers subduing a man in a Walmart parking lot last year.

[...]Police officers Troy Baker, Steve Cosban, Matthew Champlin, Daniel Parsons and Joshua Ramirez were involved the arrest of Michael Schaefer on charges of assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct on March 16, 2010.

After KOB aired the video two days later, all charges were dropped against Schaefer, 39.
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