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REPORTER FILES SUIT IN D.C. OVER SCUFFLE WITH POLICE

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A Washington Post reporter is seeking $171 million from the District of Columbia on grounds two police officers violated his constitutional right to gather news.

In court documents filed Monday, Brian Mooar said the officers roughed him up while he was taking pictures of a woman the officers had handcuffed to a mailbox after stopping her on a drunken-driving charge Dec. 18.Mooar said that when he stopped to take pictures, the officers tried to take his camera away from him, injuring his neck in the ensuing scuffle.

Mooar got his camera back when a police sergeant arrived and told the officers to return it.