Legislature OKs settlement for freelance photographer

Phil Datz was recording a police chase in

Phil Datz was recording a police chase in July 2011 when he was approached by a police sergeant and told to leave. Datz was arrested a short time later. (June 17, 2014 10:27 PM)

The Suffolk Legislature has approved a $200,000 settlement for a freelance news photographer wrongfully arrested by Suffolk police.

Phil Datz was recording a police chase in July 2011 when he was approached by a police sergeant and told to leave. Datz was arrested a short time later.

The charges were later dropped.

The county has also agreed to train and test officers every year...

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