St. Louis TV reporter arrested at Kinloch meeting

4 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Friday, July 01 2016 Jul 1, 2016 Friday, July 01, 2016 8:11:00 AM CDT July 01, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

KINLOCH — A St. Louis TV reporter faces charges in the town of Kinloch after being handcuffed and shackled following questions about why a camera was barred from a meeting.

The incident happened Thursday. KTVI-TV reporter Chris Hayes was released after being issued court summonses for disorderly conduct and failure to comply. He faces a September court date.

The meeting concerned the possibility of contracting for police services. KTVI-TV said in a recent report that Kinloch's three patrol cars are not covered by insurance. City Manager Justine Blue says no decision was made.

Hayes was arrested when he tried to bring a TV camera into the meeting.

The station aired video showing an officer handcuffing Hayes, and him shackled to a holding bench after questioning police about why the camera wasn't allowed.

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