Olympian newspaper disciplines photographer
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Olympian newspaper is disciplining a photographer for showing unpublished photos of protester vandalism to police and misleading editors about the photos.
Managing Editor Jerry Wakefield wrote in the paper Sunday that it misled readers about photos taken by Tony Overman of acts of violence at anti-war protests in 2008 and 2010. Overman let police look at photos to identify and arrest protesters.
Wakefield writes that violated the paper's policy of refusing to give police photos that have not been published. The photos Overman shared with police eventually were published.
After Overman's home was vandalized in June with spray paint saying "Overman snitch," the paper again said unpublished photos were not giving to police. Overman later disclosed the truth to an Olympian reporter writing about anarchists involved in protests.
Information from: The Olympian, http://www.theolympian.com