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Mat-Su newspaper files complaint against trooper

 


ANCHORAGE (AP) — A Wasilla newspaper has filed a complaint with the Department of Public Safety after an Alaska State Trooper pulled over a reporter and seized his camera memory card.

The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman says the trooper's actions violated constitutional protections of freedom of the press and against unlawful search and seizure, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.

The Department of Public Safety is investigating.

According to the complaint, Frontiersman reporter Brian O'Connor went to cover a reported shooting in Willow on Wednesday and took a number of photographs of the man b...



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