Journalist Arrested

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Palm Beach County sheriff's officials say a freelance journalist taking pictures of voters waiting outside the elections headquarters was arrested after ignoring a deputy's orders to stop.

James Henry, of New York, is charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence. He is being held on $500 bond.

The Palm Beach Post reports a deputy tried to stop Henry as he photographed about 600 people standing in line.

The paper reports the deputy tackled Henry as he tried to run away, then punched him.

But sheriff's spokesman Paul Miller says Henry "tripped over his own feet."

Miller says Henry was asked to move because he was, quote, "compromising the elections process and intimidating people."

Officials say elections chief Theresa LePore enacted new rules that restrict journalists' access to voters outside polling stations.


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