When City News Service reporter Calvin Milam was arrested while covering the LAPD crackdown on OccupyLA earlier this month, police initially told LA Weekly’s Dennis Romero that Milam had been drunk and failed to identify himself as a journalist As you can see from this video, however, shot by Alex Mannone of The Occupied Venice Journal, Milam appears perfectly sober and clearly presents his press pass to officers prior to his arrest. The City Maven did some digging and found out that, since the official story and the video are so at odds, Milam’s case has been referred to LAPD internal affairs.
Milam was forced to post a $5,000 bond for attempting to cover the crackdown, and has an arraignment hearing scheduled on Jan. 6, 2012.
Milam’s arrest is at the 3:22 mark in the video.
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