ABC Producer Busted Filming DNC Bigwigs

Sheriff's deputy gets rough with newsman probing role of VIP donors
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2008 5:37 AM CDT

(Newser) – An ABC News producer was busted in Denver while filming senators and big donors leaving a hotel meeting near the Democratic National Convention. He was manhandled into traffic by a sheriff's deputy, handcuffed and hauled away on charges of interference, trespass, and failure to obey a lawful order, reports ABC News.

The busted producer, who works for the network's investigative unit, was covering a story on the role of corporate lobbyists and VIP donors at the convention. Video of the incident shows a deputy telling the producer that the sidewalk where he stood belongs to the hotel. He has been released from Denver's city jail on $500 bond.