Civil Liberties

New York Times Freelance Photographer Says Cop Slammed Camera In His Face

Charged with obstructing government administration and resisting arrest; was taking photographs of s street brawl


A freelance photographer for The New York Times was arrested on Saturday night while on assignment with two reporters who were conducting street interviews in the Bronx.

The photographer, Robert Stolarik, 43, who has worked regularly for The Times for more than a decade, was charged with obstructing government administration and with resisting arrest. He was taking photographs of a brewing street fight at McClellan Street and Sheridan Avenue in the Concourse neighborhood.