Photographers' rights lens cloth to fund lawsuit
A photographer plans to use proceeds from the sale of a photographers’ rights lens cloth to help fund legal bills in his battle with local police.
Freelance photographer Carlos Miller claims he was falsely arrested while taking pictures of police in public and that officers deleted his video footage.
‘I am seeking new ways to raise money for my legal defence fund,’ he wrote on www.pixiq.com.
Miller says he has teamed up with a business partner who makes lens cloths and laminated cards.
Outlining the United States Bill of Rights, on the front, and ‘Photographers’ Rights’ on the back, they are designed to target overzealous police and security guards.
Miller was arrested by Miami-Dade Police during the Occupy Miami eviction on 31 January, according to The Miami Herald.
He was charged with resisting arrest after officers ordered him to leave the area.
Police chiefs say they will not comment until investigations have been completed, the paper reported.
The National Press Photographers Association has voiced its concern in a letter to the force.
Amateur Photographer magazine launched a rights lens cloth in 2010.
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[Note: This article has been amended from the original which wrongly suggested that the photographer had launched his own lens cloth]