Cincinnati Police Department officers attacked a Take the Gate editor Lloyd Jordan.
Jordan, 38, of Cincinnati was arrested while filming an accident scene almost an hour after a car accident. Jordan says there was no crime scene tape or officers preserving investigation of the crash site as several others walked through said crash site.
The tow truck operator believed the area dangerous, yet our editor maintained a 5-yard distance from the tow truck altogether, after there was difficulty hearing the driver and moving further back after not understanding the tow truck operator.
Our editor was filming with his hand held video camera, when the responding officer on the guidance of a tow truck driver asked the reporter to move ‘this fool out of here’ with contempt across the street through two lanes of oncoming traffic. Both lanes were not blocked to oncoming traffic.
The editor refused as the sole media present on the scene and was then tackled and arrested by four or five Cincinnati police officers with four charges:
Misconduct at emergency, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and obstruction, of business. The editor is due back in court on June 2nd, 2014.
While the court case is ongoing, Take the Gate will try and keep up with its not for profit public service journalism as efficiently as possible. Please excuse our technical difficulties at this time.
At the time of writing this, the officer who arrested Jordan refuses to release video tape that will objectively show the detail of the scene and what happened on May 9, 2014 at 9:27pm.
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last update: 05/12/2014 – 10:30pm