Louisiana TV reporter handcuffed, given summons while investigating mayor’s salary

Police detained WBRZ-TV reporter Chris Nakamoto while he was pursuing a story on government operations in the small town of White Castle, Louisiana.

Nakamoto was put in handcuffs, escorted to the police department and written a misdemeanor summons. The summons was written for an alleged violation of statute 14:63, remaining after being forbidden.  

Nakamoto, the chief investigator of the WBRZ Investigative Unit, was in White Castle looking into questions about the mayor’s salary. This week, WBRZ submitted a public records request related to how much the mayor makes, and Nakamoto was at city hall checking on the records request. Continue…