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N.C. Fire Chief Arrested for Assaulting Photojournalist

North Carolina photojournalist Carter Rabil was one of the first photographers I wrote about after launching Photography is Not a Crime back in 2007.

At the time, he had been arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest – contempt of cop charges which were later dropped.

Last week, he had another incident, this time with the a fire chief and his assistant.

But this time, it is them who were placed under arrest after allegedly damaging his $3,000 camcorder during the February 15th incident in which they “pushed and shoved” him.

Bentonville Fire Chief John Claude Beasley and his assistant chief, Michael Langston, turned themselves in on Monday after warrants were issued for their arrest.

They were charged with simple assault and damage to property. They were released with a promise to appear in court on March 22.

North Carolina photojournalist Carter Rabil was one of the first photographers I wrote about after launching Photography is Not a Crime back in 2007.

At the time, he had been arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest – contempt of cop charges which were later dropped.

Last week, he had another incident, this time with the a fire chief and his assistant.

But this time, it is them who were placed under arrest after allegedly damaging his $3,000 camcorder during the February 15th incident in which they “pushed and shoved” him.

Bentonville Fire Chief John Claude Beasley and his assistant chief, Michael Langston, turned themselves in on Monday after warrants were issued for their arrest.

They were charged with simple assault and damage to property. They were released with a promise to appear in court on March 22.

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