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Los Angeles Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Lawyers


Friday, July 20, 2012

UC Berkeley Agrees to Settle with Photographer

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the University of California, Berkeley has agreed to settle with David Morse, a photographer, for $162,500.00.  David Morse was arrested by the UC Berkeley police when he was photographing a protest which took place outside the University Chancellor, Robert Birgeneau's, mansion.

Morse said that he was illegally detained and his camera and photographs were illegally seized by university police.  Without admitting guilt or fault, the University of California Berkeley has agreed to settle with David Morse.  Also, a part of the settlement the University will be changing their procedures towards journalists and  photographers, and train their police officers to better handle situations by training them to not target journalists and photographers.

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