RGJ Photographer Cited for Obstruction While Covering Fire
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- The executive editor of the Reno Gazette-Journal was preparing a formal complaint to local law enforcement Tuesday after he said one of his veteran photographers covering a brush fire was roughed up by sheriff's deputies who forced him to the ground and cited him for obstructing public officers.
Photo editor Tim Dunn was shooting photos of the fire that destroyed two homes north of town in Sun Valley on Monday afternoon when Washoe County sheriff's deputies confronted him and detained him for more than a half hour, Executive Editor Beryl Love says.
Washoe County Sheriff's Deputy Armando Avina confirms Dunn was detained near the scene of the fire.
The 60-year-old Dunn has been with the newspaper for more than 20 years.