ACLU Sues Philadelphia Cops Over Photojournalism Student Arrest

Jan 18, 2013 Advocacy

Photojournalism student Christopher Montgomery was arrested and had video footage deleted from his iPhone in January 2011 after he photographed Philadelphia police making an arrest. He was charged with disorderly and convicted. On appeal the conviction was reversed. Now the ACLU has filed a First Amendment lawsuit for Montgomery that includes malicious prosecution, illegal search and seizure, and false arrest. ACLU says it's the first of several upcoming suits against Philadelphia police. Read about it, and see the lawsuit filing, here.