Journalists won't face charges

ABC7's Mark Segraves, right, is kicked out of the taxi commission. (Photo: WJLA)

The Park Police officer can clearly be heard repeatedly asking the reporter to stop recording the D.C. Taxicab Commission meeting. And the reporter, Pete Tucker, can be heard explaining he’s a journalist.

After a few minutes, Tucker, who blogs for the website, was placed in handcuffs. Another journalist,{ }Jim Epstein of Reason magazine, was also taken into custody.

On Friday, ABC7’s Mark Segraves went to the Taxi Commission headquarters to ask why journalists can’t record a public meeting. Segraves was thrown out.

A security guard forced Segraves and a cameraman out of the office and locked the door. Then they turned off the lights in the office.

On Friday, authorities decided not to pursue charges against the two journalists.

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DC City Administrator Allen Lew says the AG has decided not to pursue any charges against reporters arrested by Park Police at taxi meeting.less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet ReplyMark Segraves

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