Update on My Run in With Police (?) Over my Photography at 50 Beale Street
In response to my run in with an unidentified individual who identified himself as a police officer, assaulted me and refused to show me identification as a police officer, I received this letter from Bechtel Corporation yesterday.
I have again asked for the name of the individual who identified himself as a police officer and requested Bechtel tell me what if any disciplinary action was taken against this individual.
While Bechtel still refuses to confirm whether or not the individual who harrassed and assaulted me is an employee of theirs, it is probably fair to assume that they would not be sending an apology letter were he not. I will continue to pursue this though and am confident that I will be able to get more information with regards to this case.
Update: I sent the following email to Michael Fletcher at Bechtel today: “Hi Michael, just writing to see if any update is available regarding my run in with your employee.
Also, one other thing with regards to your apology letter, you state in it that I have no objection with checking in with the building owner prior to shooting photos of the building from public space. I do actually have an objection to this and do not feel that I need to check in with the building in order to photograph it from public space. Just a clarification for the record with regards to your statement. Irrespective of this though it is none of Bechtel’s business what buildings I shot and which I do not and whether I receive permission to shoot them or not. And it is certainly not Bechtel’s role to be policing me as you yourself have already admitted.