Police in Ferguson arrested a veteran Getty photographer, Scott Olson, on Monday.
Another Getty photographer pictured Olson being led away by officers from the Missouri state highway patrol. Police were preventing people from gathering in the area, and Olson is thought to have declined a request to move on. He was later released.
It was the second time that police have arrested journalists covering the Ferguson protests. Last week Ryan J Reilly of the Huffington Post and Wesley Lowery of the Washington Post were detained for several hours.
— Jon Swaine (@jonswaine) August 18, 2014
Olson said he was “arrested for just doing my job.” As with previous arrests of journalists, no charges were filed against Olson, who by Monday night was back shooting photos.