Hall of Shame New Inductee

It was a little over a year ago when we reported about a Newark, NJ police officer who questioned a newspaper photographer about his immigration status when the photographer reported a crime. Now, the Newark Police Department finds itself back in out Hall of Shame, this time for actions even more shocking.A Newark police officer reportedly put a CBS 2 photographer in a chokehold, handcuffed him, and put him in the back of a police car during a peaceful protest in the city earlier this week.

It was a little over a year ago when we reported about a Newark, NJ police officer who questioned a newspaper photographer about his immigration status when the photographer reported a crime. Now, the Newark Police Department finds itself back in out Hall of Shame, this time for actions even more shocking. 
 
A Newark police officer reportedly put a CBS 2 photographer in a chokehold, handcuffed him, and put him in the back of a police car during a peaceful protest in the city earlier this week.

The photographer, Jim Quodomine, was shooting on public property and according to witnesses he had started to put his camera down when the police officer came and knocked it from his hand, grabbed, and handcuffed him.

The Newark Police Department refuses to comment. Councilwoman Mildred Crump, who was there attending church services, pushed for Quodomine's release and spoke to the officer at the time of the incident, and now says she will ask for an investigation.

—Kathleen Davis
Assistant Editor