Photojournalist faces trial on Jan. 24

Ian Graham, a photojournalist for RVA Magazine, is scheduled for trial later this month on a trespassing charge that stems from his coverage of police action in closing down the Occupy Richmond site on Oct. 31.

The charge will be heard in Richmond General District Court on Jan. 24.

The SPJ Virginia Pro lodged a letter of complaint with the Mayor of Richmond, the Polic Chief and the Commonwealth’s Attorney after Graham was charged.

For a column questioning the applicability of the trespassing statute to Graham’s case, take a look at “Trespassing…on a public street,” written by Paul Fletcher, SPJVA President.

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