The reporter was engaged in photographing police brutality that happened outside a nightclub. After a police officer pushed a patron to the ground the officer seized the camera of a reporter who filmed it.
What followed was a shocking example of unconstitutional behavior, violation of police protocol and possibly even criminal evidence tampering. Apparently the officer took the camera home with her and deleted the images of police brutality.
Thankfully, a tech expert was able to retrieve the clip of police brutality.
This case demonstrates that it is not just citizen journalists who are at risk from police harassment and cover-ups when photographing police brutality. Even reporters with the most mainstream news establishments are vulnerable.
As long as police brutality exists it is critical that we use all available tools to fight it. This includes filing lawsuits against police brutality, photographing police brutality and raising public consciousness about police brutality through other forms of media.