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Blade journalists sue government

Associated Press • Apr 5, 2014 at 4:50 PM

The lawsuit filed Friday by The Blade in Toledo says the staffers were illegally detained by military police and their constitutional rights were violated.

The newspaper said the pair was detained for about an hour last week outside the tank plant in Lima. Military police told them photography of the plant was prohibited. The lawsuit says the photographer’s cameras were confiscated and that she was handcuffed and later threatened.

The lawsuit was filed against four military police officers, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and a plant official. A message seeking comment was not immediately returned by the defense department.

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