A New York photojournalist won a $200,000 settlement stemming for a 2011 arrest that was caught on a video that made international headlines.
“I’ve been doing this for 30 years,” Suffolk County Police Sergeant Michael Milton told Philip Datz. “There’s nothing you can hold over my head or anybody out there.”
Thanks to modern technology, 30 years of abusing people’s rights finally caught up to him.
The settlement will also require the Suffolk County Police Department to implement a new training program, which will include the video below along with its 70s cop show soundtrack.
Perhaps a nod to the good old days when cops could do as they please without the whole world watching.
The National Press Photographers Association has more details.
UPDATE: More details of the settlement.