CBS4 Cameraman Detained After Brawl at City Hall
|Not smiling this time: Commissioner Marc Sarnoff called for recess after a brawl in City Hall|
Witnesses say the Commission had just voted to reject changes to the Civil Service Board when the cameraman and cop began arguing. Suddenly the cop tackled the man through a doorway, sending him sprawling outside of the chamber. When someone yelled for the police, 10-15 other officers ran over to help subdue the cameraman.
Sources identified the man as a CBS4 cameraman.
Immediately after the fight, a camera and tripod were left standing in a hallway near where the fight took place.
Chairman Marc Sarnoff looked confused during the scuffle, quickly calling for a brief recess.
Police outside City Hall did not know what exactly had happened, but sources inside the Commission meeting say the cameraman may have been filming in a restricted area.