Las Vegas police stand between protesters

Photojournalist Nebyou Solomon arrested at Trump rally

May 18, 2017

Nebyou Solomon, a photojournalist for 8 News Now, was arrested 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.

April 17, 2019 Update

Solomon filed a federal civil rights and First Amendment lawsuit against the Las Vegas police, alleging violations of due process and unlawful search and seizure.

According to Lincoln Journal Star, Solomon’s attorney Margaret McLetchie said on April 17 that Solomon was doing his job on a public sidewalk when he was detained.

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