- Date of Incident
- April 15, 2017
- Nebyou Solomon (8 News Now)
- Case number
- Case Status
- Type of case
- Arrest Status
- Arrested and released
- Arresting Authority
- Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
- Unnecessary use of force?
Solomon files First Amendment lawsuit against Las Vegas police
Solomon filed a federal civil rights and First Amendment lawsuit against the Las Vegas police, among others, alleging violations of due process and unlawful search and seizure.
According to Lincoln Journal Star, Solomon's attorney Margaret McLetchie said on April 17, 2019, that Solomon was doing his job on a public sidewalk when he was detained.
Further review of the lawsuit in December 2021 showed that the Clark County District Attorney’s Office had declined to pursue criminal charges against Solomon. The Tracker has changed the status of his charges from “unknown” to “dropped.”
Nebyou Solomon, a photojournalist for 8 News Now, was arrested on April 15, 2017, while documenting a rally held outside Trump International Hotel Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released a statement saying that Solomon continued recording from private property belonging to the Fashion Show Mall after security officers requested him to move. Amy Rose, of the ACLU's Nevada chapter, said that Solomon was recording from a sidewalk.
Solomon was released eight hours later on the night of his arrest. He was charged with trespassing and obstruction of a police officer.