Bridgeport police chief issues explanation, apology for reporter’s arrest – Hearst Connecticut Newspapers

10/22/19 – By Brian Lockhart

BRIDGEPORT — Five months after his officers detained a Hearst Connecticut Media reporter covering a May 9 protest, Police Chief Armando Perez issued a written explanation and apology.

“We appreciate the press and believe in First Amendment rights. Those rights are sacred and fundamental to our society and we need to make sure we respect them by our actions,” Perez wrote Matt DeRienzo, Hearst Connecticut’s Vice President of News and Digital Content, in a letter released today. “We have every intention to do our best to accommodate your employees whenever we are able.” (Read More)

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