NYPD sued For Arrest of Student Photographer

Arun Wiita, a grad student at Columbia University, was arrested in July for taking photographs of a Manhattan subway station. The New York Civil Liberties Union is now suing the NYPD on Wiita’s behalf.

According to the lawsuit “Mr. Wiita’s arrest came within hours of his having embarked upon a carefully planned 10-day project to photograph all 468 subway stations.”

Earlier this year, New York City reached a settlement with documentary filmmaker Rakesh Sharma. Sharma was arrested in 2005 while filming in Manhattan.

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