Relations between police in Ferguson, Mo. and members of the media covering protests against law enforcement there broke down again Sunday night.
Echoing the arrests of the Huffington Post's Ryan Reilly and the Washington Post's Wesley Lowery earlier this week, three reporters said they were briefly handcuffed and detained by police. Other reporters said officers threatened them with mace, while one radio reporter caught an officer's threat to shoot him on tape.
Three journalists -- Neil Munshi of the Financial Times, Robert Klemko of Sports Illustrated and Rob Crilly of the Telegraph -- tweeted that they were briefly detained and handcuffed by Missouri highway police Capt. Ron Johnson. Munshi emphasized that the three of them were held by police but were not arrested.
Just cuffed and searched as we said we were leaving as he asked. Johnson was following us saying bring the ... https://t.co/K106v4t5Qu — neiL Munshi (@neiLmunshi) August 18, 2014
There were three of us. He said that journo was under arrest, we started walking, he followed, he said he's under arrest bring the car — neiL Munshi (@neiLmunshi) August 18, 2014
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