FAC Joins Nationwide Coalition Condemning Police Attacks on Journalists

The First Amendment Coalition signed a letter, along with 115 news and press freedom organizations, submitted today to Minnesota officials by the Reporters Committee to Freedom of the Press, condemning police use of force against journalists covering the protests and civil unrest in response to the police killing of George Floyd. 

The letter emphasizes that law enforcement does not have legal immunity when officers violate clearly established rights under the First Amendment. And while the letter is addressed to Minnesota officials, the legal principles outlined are applicable to jurisdictions around the country.

Read the full letter.