Radio Reporter Arrested During Protest Will Receive $700,000 Settlement

From an AP story by Christopher Weber headlined “Radio reporter arrested during protest will receive $700,000 settlement from Los Angeles County”:

A radio reporter taken into custody while covering a demonstration the night two sheriff’s deputies were shot three years ago reached a $700,000 settlement on Tuesday with Los Angeles County.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the payout to Josie Huang, a journalist for NPR affiliate LAist.

“Journalists in Los Angeles County should be able to record police activity in public without fear of unlawful arrest,” Huang said after the supervisors’ vote. “My arrest was traumatic, but I hope that some good can still come of this experience.”