FTVLive FIRST told you at 4:30AM on Easter morning that a News Photographer for KLAS had been arrested while covering a President Trump protest over his unreleased taxes.
Vegas police arrested KLAS Shooter Neb Solomon. The cops issued a statement in regards to the Photogs arrest, saying, "The LVMPD is committed to transparency and creating and maintaining public trust. We work with our local media partners, including KLAS-TV on a routine basis. Today, during what was otherwise a peaceful protest in front of the Trump International Hotel, Mr. Nebyou Solomon was arrested. While Mr. Solomon was working in an official capacity as a member of the media, he was recording the event from what was determined to be private property which belongs to the Fashion Show Mall. Fashion Show Mall security officers requested that he not film from their property and when he refused, notified LVMPD officers who were already present at the event. Upon contact by officers, Mr. Solomon was uncooperative and refused to provide his personal identifying information, in violation of NRS 171.123. Mr. Solomon was told he would be issued a misdemeanor citation for Trespass to which he replied that he would not sign – a violation of NRS 171.177. Because of his refusal, Mr. Solomon was arrested and transported to the Clark County Detention Center where he was booked accordingly."
The Nexstar station also released a statement about the arrest. KLAS GM Lisa Howfield said, "Today, one of our employees, an experienced and respected photojournalist Neb Solomon, was arrested by Metro police officers, charged with trespassing and obstruction. Neb was doing his job, carrying out an assignment given to him by his news managers, covering a news event of considerable interest to the community. We support Neb and the rights of all journalists to report from the scene of newsworthy events. While some details surrounding this arrest are still being gathered, we are fully prepared to take the appropriate steps based on the facts and governing laws."
The arrest was captured on video.
Las Vegas was among 150 cities where protests, rallies, and marches were held.
As far as we know, Solomon was the only member of the media that was arrested at the nationwide protests.
Here is how KLAS reported the story: