ACLU Defends IMC Reporter, Police Chief Responds

As reported in the June/July issue of the Public i newspaper, I was kicked out of a press conference held by Champaign Police Chief R.T. Finney after three of his officers were shot in West Side Park on June 7, 2007. I had barely sat down at the press conference before Finney’s second-in-command, Troy Daniels, tapped me on the shoulder and asked me to leave. I did not even have the chance to be disorderly or ask a question – although I was planning to make no comment about the shooting. Outside, I was approached by Finney who told me I was not a legitimate member of the press. “I choose who I want to talk to,” he told me. Read more | June 8 Report: IMC Reporter Kicked Out of Press Conference

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