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A Miami photographer, jailed last year after he refused to stop taking pictures of police officers who ordered him to put…

A Miami photographer, jailed last year after he refused to stop taking pictures of police officers who ordered him to put down his camera, has been convicted of resisting arrest.

A jury on Wednesday cleared Carlos Miller of two other charges of disobeying a police officer and disorderly conduct, Miami New Times reports. The case dates back to February 2007 when, according to Miller on his blog, he was snapping photos of a group of officers in a construction zone.

"When the officers spotted me, they ordered me to keep walking as this was a ‘private matter,’" Miller wrote. "When I reminded them that this was ‘public road’, the officers abandoned the investigation to deal with me."

Miller claims he was ultimately tackled and arrested, spending 16 hours in jail on nine misdemeanor counts. For resisting arrest without violence, Judge Jose L. Fernandez sentenced Miller to community service and a full year of probation; New Times reports the state had only asked for three months.