KTVU tonight has posted raw video of yesterday’s arrest of ABC7 reporter Wayne Freedman and photographer Craig Southern by Napa County Sheriff’s Deputies. (See earlier item below.) Freedman is heard on the tape yelling:
- “If you take my notebook, you’re going to court.
“And I want a lawyer now. Give us a lawyer now.
“And If you want to haul me to jail, you take me to jail, but you’re not taking the microphone and you’re not taking the notebook. You got it?! You are taking our property. That is a microphone.
“You’ve taken our frickin notes and you’ve broken our phone.”
As reported below, the Napa County Sheriff’s Department has apologized but the station is pressing criminal charges and a civil suit. As Freedman promised, the deputy will end up in court.