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Photographer acquitted of charge of interfering with arrest

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 A jury acquitted former Galveston County Daily News photographer Nick Adams on Wednesday, more than a year after he was…

 A jury acquitted former Galveston County Daily News photographer Nick Adams on Wednesday, more than a year after he was charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly interfering with police by refusing to stop taking pictures of an arrest during the city’s Mardi Gras festivities.

Adams, now with the Appeal-Democrat [Marysville] in Northern California, was arrested in February 2007 after a League City, Texas, police officer told him to stop taking photographs.

Adams’ defense counsel argued that a digital index from the camera indicated police had deleted some of his photographs while he was under arrest. These images were said to have proven that Adams respected the perimeter that police had set up at the time.