Case Against RGJ Photographer Dropped

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Prosecutors are dismissing the case of a veteran Reno Gazette-Journal photographer who was charged with obstructing a public officer while shooting photos of a wildfire.

Washoe County Assistant District Attorney Cheryl Wilson says the case will be dismissed Tuesday after a deferred prosecution agreement was fulfilled.

Photo editor Tim Dunn was covering a brush fire last June in Sun Valley, just north of Reno, when he was detained for less than an hour.

Dunn told The Associated Press at the time that officers accused him of trying to impersonate a firefighter because he was wearing protective gear at the scene of the four-alarm fire.

The newspaper posted pictures on its website shortly after the ordeal, showing scrapes to Dunn's cheek and hand.