St. Louis

News > St. Louis > Reporters Arrested In Ferguson, Missouri

Reporters Arrested In Ferguson, Missouri

(Ferguson, MO) -- The "Washington Post's" executive editor says he's appalled by what he described as the illegal arrest of one of the paper's reporters in Ferguson, Missouri. "Washington Post" reporter Wesley Lowery and Ryan Reilly of "The Huffington Post" were working inside a Ferguson McDonald's when SWAT officers came in demanding everyone exit the restaurant. Both say they were taken in custody only to be released shortly thereafter without any charges. The reporters also say the officers refused to identify themselves by name and demanded they stop videotaping the confrontation.
The "Post" calls the treatment of Lowery and Reilly, quote, "wholly unwarranted and an assault on the freedom of the press to cover the news." Law enforcement officials in St. Louis County have yet to respond to requests for comment on the incident.

St. Louis

(Jefferson City, MO) -- In the wake of the Ferguson shooting, Governor Jay Nixon has created the Office of...
(Jefferson City, MO) -- Governor Nixon has replaced four of the five commissioners who oversee the Missouri...
(St. Louis, MO) -- St. Louis cops are investigating a theft that involved thousands of dollars of equipment taken...
(St. Louis, MO) -- A St. Louis area Fortune 500 company is donating millions of dollars to fund scholarships and...
(Jennings, MO) -- A man is dead after allegedly pointing a gun at St. Louis County Police in Jennings. Two white...