A judge sent a reporter to jail for a second time Friday for refusing to turn over his notes about an interview with a suspect accused of killing a police officer.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals later ordered Brian Karem, a reporter for San Antonio television station KMOL, freed on a $1,000 bond while the higher court's judges consider his appeal."I don't think they have any rights to my notes. I feel very strongly about the First Amendment," Karem, 28, said as he was led away in handcuffs to the Bexar County jail following the hearing earlier Friday. He was freed on bond three hours later.
State District Judge James Barlow made his ruling despite an offer made by a man purporting to be one of Karem's confidential sources to come forward.