PHOTOGRAPHER ARRESTED FOR TAKING PICTURES OF VICE PRESIDENT'S
"After approximately an hour of interrogation, Maginnis was
allowed to make a telephone call. Rather than contacting a lawyer, he called
the Denver Post and asked for the news desk. This was immediately
overheard by the desk sergeant, who hung up the phone and placed
Maginnis in a holding cell.
Three hours later, Maginnis was finally released, but with no explanation.
He received no copy of an arrest report, and no receipt for his confiscated
possessions. He was told that he would probably not get his camera back,
as it was being held as evidence.
Maginnis's lawyer contacted the Denver Police Department for an explanation
of the day's events, but the police denied ever having Maginnis - or anyone
matching his description - in custody. At press time, the Denver
PD's Press Information Office did not return telephone messages
left by 2600."