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Indybay Journalist Wins Payment and UCB Agreement to Change Policies, Train Officers

Covering a 2012 Occupy Oakland "Free Chris" Rally & March
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: David Morse, a veteran independent journalist and long-time member of the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center (Indybay) has settled his lawsuit over the University of California - Berkeley Police Department's (UCBPD's) improper arrest, imprisonment, and seizure of journalistic materials during a student demonstration he was covering as a journalist. In exchange for Mr. Morse's agreement to dismiss the lawsuit, the University of California Regents have paid $162,500 and have agreed to modify UCBPD policies and procedures regarding acceptable means of seeking materials from a journalist or anyone possessing materials with an intent to disseminate to the public and have also agreed to conduct extensive training sessions for UCBPD officers regarding protections for journalists under federal and state law.

Background Information:
www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/07/09/18717220.php
homepage:  http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/07/09/18717220.php
Covering a 2012 Occupy Oakland
Covering a 2012 Occupy Oakland "Free Chris" Rally & March
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