December 13, 2011

Photographer Released on Bail After Rough Arrest at Occupy L.A.

A man arrested while photographing the police raid to shut down the Occupy L.A. encampment last Wednesday was finally released on $10,000 bail late Friday, according to press reports. Tyson Heder was charged with assault and battery on a police office and resisting arrest.

Heder, who has worked in Hollywood as a film editor and shoots concert videos for rock bands, was among a number of freelancers at the scene of the Occupy raid working without press credentials. The Los Angeles police issued a limited number of credentials, and warned those without credentials they would be subject to arrest.

This video released by CBS shows Heder angrily confronting police officers after one of them pushed him backwards down a set of stairs. To read more, click here.