Seattle police should not be able to subpoena journalistic work product, RCFP brief argues

Posted on AllSides June 30th, 2020
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The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is urging a Washington court to quash a subpoena requiring Seattle news outlets to turn over video and photographs from a May protest.

Earlier this month, the Seattle Police Department served five news organizations with subpoenas commanding them to turn over all raw footage and photographs taken in a several block radius over a 90-minute period during a May 30 protest in Seattle, one of many demonstrations against police violence and racial injustice that have erupted in response to the killing of...

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