Tag: Phil Datz

SCPD hosts FBI media relations lecture

In response to an incident involving a news cameraman being wrongfully arrested in August, the Suffolk County Police Department held a media relations lecture for its officers this week at the Suffolk County Community College Brentwood Campus.

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Suffolk Police and media representatives discuss interaction at crime scenes at PCLI meeting

A high-ranking Suffolk County Police Department supervisor apologized to media representatives for the unwarranted arrest of a freelance photojournalist at a crime scene and detailed steps the department has taken to avoid future occurrences at a PCLI program.

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PCLI in the news

After cameraman Phil Datz was arrested, the Press Club of Long Island made news by calling for Suffolk Police Commissioner Richard Dormer to drop the charges.

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PCLI commends SCPD for dropping charges

PCLI commends the Suffolk County Police Department for swiftly determining that Phil Datz was improperly arrested.

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PCLI’s statement in response to journalist’s arrest

The Press Club of Long Island calls on the Suffolk County Police Department to drop all charges against freelance video journalist Phil Datz, who was arrested for filming police response to a car chase on July 29.

Posted in: SPJ