Two reporters for the conservative news outlet Daily Caller said they were beaten with nightsticks by police as they reported on an anti-police protest Thursday night in Wauwatosa, Wis.
Shelby Talcott, 27, and Richie McGinniss, 31, said they were injured during the encounter with Wauwatosa Police. “It was excessive force, for sure,” Talcott told Fox News on Friday. “Nobody was resisting.
When police told us to do something, we complied.” Protesters march in Wauwatosa, Wis., around a line of National Guardsmen protecting the Wauwautosa City Hall, late Wednesday. (Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP) She said a ranking officer ordered them released after they proved to him that they were members of the media.