Newark news videographer sues cop who assaulted him on camera
In what has become a typical blatant show of arrogance, a Newark police officer told a CBS news videographer to stop filming an anti-violence demonstration last year.
When veteran journalist Jim Quodomine continued filming, Newark police officer Brian Shariff placed him in a chokehold.
When Quodomine told him he was not allowed to do that, Shariff responded by saying, “I can do whatever I want.”
He ended up taking Quodomine to jail on a disorderly conduct charge. Surprise, surprise.
The City of Newark told Quodomine it would dismiss the charge if he promised not to file a lawsuit.
Quodomine refused. The city eventually dropped the charge anyway.
Quodomine filed his suit Oct. 22, according to The Star-Ledger.
Can anyone say cha-ching?