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Photojournalist Tyson Heder Released From Prison

Freelance photojournalist Tyson Heder was released from prison late Friday after he was charged with battery on a peace officer, assault on a peace officer and resisting arrest.

While the “Free Journalist Tyson Heder Now” said Heder’s bail was $20,000, National Lawyers Guild executive vice-president and attorney Carol Sobel told 89.3 KPCC it was set at $10,000.

Heder posted the following message (and photo) on the Facebook group:

“I can’t thank you guys enough for the support. This page embarrasses me a little, but I get it and I’m very proud of my friends and family. I’m only out on bail because of them and I look forward to proving the charges against me to be completely and thoroughly fraudulent. As I’m getting ready for bed I snapped a photo. It’s almost as disgusting as my week was…and yes I shaved the beard(it’ll grow back). Again thank you all so much. It means the world to me. Quite literally. And if someone says to you that the LAPD did a good job this week feel free to share this photo with them. Gonna go sleep in my bed now for the first time since monday night. I look like hell and my body hurts pretty much from head to toe, but rest assured I’m a happy Zoltan tonight…xo to all of you.”

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Photojournalist Assaulted by LAPD Still Behind Bars

Freelance photographer Tyson Heder is still behind bars after he was assaulted and arrested during the Occupy LA raid early Wednesday morning.

Simone Wilson of the LA Weekly provided an update of the messy scene at the Metropolitan Detention Center:

The situation at the Metropolitan Detention Center — where photojournalist Heder and gobs of other arrestees are being held — is, by all accounts, total chaos.

“They’re all scheduled to be out of here by Friday, within the 48 hours,” says watch commander Sergeant Angelo. “Thats our goal.” But he adds that “there were so many bodies, so many people” that he can’t guarantee anything.

Heder’s attorney, Joe Singleton, says there’s a “big wait” at the detention center, where he’s trying to help Heder. “The court is having problems tracking down the right paperwork from the City Attorney’s office. They’re just trying to figure out what’s going on. Nobody’s told me anything.”

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