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Charges dropped against ABC producer arrested at DNC

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Trespass charges filed during the Democratic National Convention in August against an ABC News producer will be dropped, ABC reported.…

Trespass charges filed during the Democratic National Convention in August against an ABC News producer will be dropped, ABC reported.

"We are enormously gratified that the Denver city attorney has agreed to drop these outrageous charges," said Jeffrey Schneider, senior vice president of ABC News.

Asa Eslocker – who was reporting on links between large donors and party officials – was grabbed and handcuffed as he was trying to film, on a public sidewalk, senators and donors arriving at a hotel for a meeting, according to ABC. His arrest itself was caught on tape.

"I was only doing my job, trying to cover an extremely important aspect of American politics," said Eslocker. "I’m glad this is over."

A Denver police spokesman refused to comment to ABC on the decision or allegations that the officers overstepped their bounds.