The Press Club of Long Island came to the aid of a news cameraman who was wrongfully arrested at a crime scene by a Suffolk County Police Sergeant this week.
After forwarding a statement to Suffolk Police Commissioner Richard Dormer, he issued a return statement saying the arrest would be overturned and the cameraman was not found of any wrong doing on his part.
Newsday gave credit to the Press Club for helping Phil Datz with his situation. To read the story, click here.
Sachem Patch earned four awards at Thursday night’s Press Club of Long Island Media Awards dinner.
The Press Club of Long Island is a chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
The following awards were won:
Patch.com won third place overall in the best news site voting.
Sachem Patch editor Chris R. Vaccaro was also elected as a board member of the Press Club.