Getty Images photographer Scott Olson, who has been documenting the Ferguson, Mo., unrest since 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by a police officer, was arrested Monday. Olson has since been released.
Fellow photographers at the protest scene managed to capture several pictures of Olson being arrested.
In a statement from Pancho Bernasconi, VP, News at Getty Images said:
Scott told me tonight, “I want to be able to do my job as a member of the media and not be arrested for just doing my job.”
Getty Images condemns Scott’s arrest and is committed to ensuring that he and our other photographer colleagues are able to report this important story.