NEW YORK — Media organizations are speaking out against police handling of journalists covering the Occupy Wall Street protests.
They say New York City police blocked journalists from seeing when authorities cleared out the Occupy camp in lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park last week. They also say New York Police Department officers used force and arrested some journalists as they were trying to do their jobs.
The media organizations and journalist groups on Monday sent a letter to chief NYPD spokesman Paul Browne seeking a meeting. Browne says he's "happy" to work together to "iron out" misunderstandings.
The New York Civil Liberties Union has sent a letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and police Commissioner Raymond Kelly asking for a meeting. The mayor's office hasn't commented.
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