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© The Associated Press In this Thursday, July 5, 2018 photo provided by The Colorado Independent Denver police approach Susan Greene, editor of The Colorado Independent, an online news outlet, as she was taking photos of them standing near a naked man on a downtown Denver sidewalk. Greene says police told her to stop taking photos and, when she refused, handcuffed her. She was later released. Colorado law protects the public's right to photograph peace officer actions. (Susan Greene/The Colorado Independent via AP)

DENVER — Denver's police department said Friday it has launched an internal investigation into the detention of a journalist who was photographing officers as they tended to a man sitting naked on a downtown sidewalk.
The probe follows a report by Susan Greene, editor of The Colorado Independent, in which she said she was handcuffed and put into a patrol car Thursday after refusing an officer's orders to stop shooting photos of officers standing around the man, who had been handcuffed.
Greene said a police officer ignored her assertions that she had a First Amendment right to take photos on a public sidewalk. Colorado law protects the public's right to record the actions of peace officers.




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