Beverly Hills News – Beverly Hills Police Harass Courier Reporter, Get Physical
Posted: Monday, December 1, 2014 – 5:23 PM
Minutes after Beverly Hills police shot a suspected bank robber in the lobby of the Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel Monday afternoon, Courier reporter Victoria Talbot arrived on the scene. Talbot was subsequently manhandled and physically ejected from the scene by Beverly Hills police.
“My feet were literally off the ground,” Talbot described after three BHPD officers physically removed her from the scene.
Talbot initially spoke with BHPD Public Information Officer Lt. Lincoln Hoshino, who said there was only one suspect and that he had been shot. As instructed by officers, Talbot remained behind the yellow tape where she had been left by Hoshino. An officer then approached Talbot and said that it was an active crime scene and she had to leave. The officer said that there were additional suspects on the loose, contradicting Hoshino.
Talbot refused to leave the scene and began taking pictures. Based on Hoshino’s assurances, Talbot stood her ground. The 120-pound Talbot was then physically removed up the alley, up to the sidewalk on Brighton Way. Officers then began to play a game to further harass her by moving the crime scene tape back. At that point, Talbot’s editor called her back to the Courier’s offices for her own safety.
Updated: Monday, December 1, 2014 – 6:41 PM
The police officer who physically picked Talbot up off her feet has been identified as Det. Lt. Terry Nutall.
Updated: Monday, December 1, 2014 – 10:14 PM
Reporter Talbot believes that it was Nutall who picked her up. Sgt. Greg Mader was also involved.
Updated: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 – 4:14 PM
More information has been provided by the BHPD and Lt. Nutall was not involved.