141 Democratic Convention-related arrests | SummitDaily.com

141 Democratic Convention-related arrests

Protester Faith Audens of Philadelphia walks beside police officers after the conclusion of a parade of anti-war protesters who marched through downtown Denver, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, starting from the Denver Coliseum walking all the way to the Pepsi Center. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Karl Gehring) ** ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS OUT, MAGS OUT, TV OUT, INTERNET OUT **
AP | The Denver Post

DENVER ” Authorities say there have been a total of 141 arrests related to the Democratic National Convention since Saturday.

An ABC News producer arrested on trespass and interference charges Wednesday outside the Brown Palace Hotel was released on $500 bond later in the day.

ABC News senior vice president Jeffrey Schneider says producer Asa Eslocker was working on a story on the role of corporate lobbyists and wealthy donors at the convention and keeping track of who was coming and going from the luxury hotel.

The Joint Information Center, a multi-agency operation that handles media inquiries during the convention, says officers had repeatedly told Eslocker not to block the sidewalk and a hotel entrance.

Schneider says other reporters and journalists were on the sidewalk at the time, and he hopes the charges will be dropped when authorities see the video of the arrest.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User