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Conservative news outlet threatening to sue Louisville police after two reporters arrested & charged covering BLM protests

Added 09-24-20 06:37:02pm EST - “Two reporters for The Daily Caller were arrested in Louisville while covering the Black Lives Matter protests spurred by the court ruling in the Breonna Taylor case. Now the conservative outlet has threatened to sue police.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Conservative news outlet threatening to sue Louisville police after two reporters arrested & charged covering BLM protests”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Reporters Shelby Talcott and Jorge Ventura were arrested as part of a larger group breaking curfew in Louisville, Kentucky, on Wednesday night, following the announcement that police officers would not face charges of murder for the March killing of Breonna Taylor.

We are all on the ground right now and police are taking people and putting them in zip tie cuffs pic.twitter.com/eIJJF1t1Ub

Daily Caller Editor in Chief Geoffrey Ingersoll tweeted that he expected both of his reporters to be “swiftly released” from custody as he had informed police they were capturing footage for a news outlet, and press are exempt from the curfew restriction.

If you've seen footage from the riots across the country over the last few months, chances are it came from @ShelbyTalcott or @VenturaReport. Now they've been detained for the last 12 hours by @LMPD despite numerous calls from our staff identifying them as press.Let them go. pic.twitter.com/pmuJy02Mdl

He then reported, however, that police were refusing to release the pair and that both were being charged with “two misdemeanors related to breaking curfew and unlawful assembly for their alleged failure to comply with police orders to disperse and for press to relegate themselves to an ‘observation area.'”

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