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Charges Against ABC News Producer Dropped

AsaE_10.16.jpgCriminal trespass charges filed against ABC News producer Asa Eslocker during the DNC will be dropped by the Denver City Attorney. Denver Police arrested Eslocker as he was attempting to take pictures of senators and VIP donors leaving a private meeting.

“We are enormously gratified that the Denver city attorney has agreed to drop these outrageous charges,” said ABC News senior vice president Jeffrey Schneider.

Eslocker was grabbed around the throat and put in handcuffs by a Denver police department sergeant as he and a camera crew attempted to take pictures from a public sidewalk of Democratic Senators and wealthy donors arriving at a secret meeting at the city’s Brown Palace hotel.

“I was only doing my job, trying to cover an extremely important aspect of American politics,” said Eslocker. “I’m glad this is over.”

ABCNews.com’s The Blotter has more on the story as well as video of the original arrest.

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