Journalist sues city of Medford and Jackson County over 2020 arrest


MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon journalist is suing the city of Medford and Jackson County over her arrest in 2020, saying her rights were violated.

Oregon Public Broadcasting reports April Ehrlich filed a legal complaint earlier this month seeking a jury trial and damages.

On Sept. 22, 2020, Ehrlich was working with Jefferson Public Radio when she was arrested while trying to cover a Medford Police sweep of a homeless camp in Hawthorne Park.

In a statement, the city of Medford said that the park closure was lawful and that journalists have no special or unique right of access to property closed to the general public.


Top Local Stories