NYPD holds public hearing on proposed updates to rules on when and how cops can revoke journalist press passes

Several members of the New York City press corps testified at an NYPD public hearing Tuesday on a proposal put forth by the agency to update its current rules on how and when police officers can strip reporters of their press passes.

The proposals under consideration stem from a lawsuit brought by a freelance photographer several years ago, who had his press pass taken from him by NYPD officers while shooting a construction site where a worker died.

The NYPD rules would allow cops to seize a press card from a journalist and then hold a hearing to decide whether the card would be returned. (ShutterStock) Several members of the New York City press corps testified at an NYPD public hearing Tuesday on a proposal put forth […]

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