DENVER -- Police in Denver arrested an ABC News producer today as he
and a camera crew were attempting to take pictures on a public
sidewalk of Democratic senators and VIP donors leaving a private
meeting at the Brown Palace Hotel.
Asa in custody
Police in Denver arrested an ABC News producer today as he was
attempting to take pictures of Democratic senators and VIP donors
leaving a private meeting at the Brown Palace Hotel.
Police on the scene refused to tell ABC lawyers the charges against
the producer, Asa Eslocker, who works with the ABC News investigative
(Click here to watch video of the arrest.)
A cigar-smoking Denver police sergeant, accompanied by a team of five
other officers, first put his hands on Eslocker's neck, then twisted
the producer's arm behind him to put on handcuffs.
A police official later told lawyers for ABC News that Eslocker is
being charged with trespass, interference, and failure to follow a
lawful order. He also said the arrest followed a signed complaint from
the Brown Palace Hotel.
Eslocker was put in hand***and loaded in the back of a police van
which headed for a nearby police station.
Video taken at the scene shows a man, wearing the uniform of a Boulder
County sheriff, ordering Eslocker off the sidewalk in front of the
hotel, to the side of the entrance.
The sheriff's officer is seen telling Eslocker the sidewalk is owned
by the hotel. Later, he is seen pushing Eslocker off the sidewalk into
oncoming traffic, forcing him to the other side of the street.
It was two hours later when Denver police arrived to place Eslocker
under arrest, apparently based on a complaint from the Brown Palace
Hotel, a central location for Democratic officials.
During the arrest, one of the officers can be heard saying to
Eslocker, "You're lucky I didn't knock the f..k out of you."
Eslocker was released late today after posting $500 bond.
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investigating the role of corporate lobbyists and wealthy donors at
the convention for a series of Money Trail reports on ABC's "World
News with Charles Gibson."
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