Aaron Malin on Press Arrests and Just Who Is in Charge in Ferguson


Aaron Malin

A credentialed member of the media was arrested in Ferguson around 11:40 pm Saturday night. The arrest appeared to violate a court order issued Friday prohibiting the police from arresting law-abiding journalists. Lieutenant Jerry Lohr of the Saint Louis County Police Department told members of the media that the journalist was arrested for "failure to disperse" from a street, despite the fact that Reason's Aaron Malin, as well as approximately one hundred other protesters and media, clearly witnessed the arrest take place on the sidewalk.

And police seem to differ over just who is in charge in Ferguson