Getty Images staff photographer Scott Olson was arrested Monday evening, while covering the ongoing protests and conflict with local police in Ferguson, Missouri. He was later released.
Olson's arrest follows a similar incident last week, when reporters Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post and Ryan Reilly of The Huffington Post were arrested together, and each later released.
In a statement following Olson's arrest, Getty Images vice president for news Pancho Bernasconi declared: "We at Getty Images stand firmly behind our colleague Scott Olson and the right to report from Ferguson. Getty Images is working to secure his release as soon as possible."
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After Olson was released, Bernasconi said in a second statement:
The company has also posted photos of Olson's arrest, taken by another one of their photographers on the scene, as part of their overall news coverage of Ferguson. --Eric Kleefeld
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