JUDGE RELEASES VIDEO ARTIST
TO DISCUSS TOMPKINS SQ. CASE
in: The New York Times, September 14, 1988
A Manhattan artist was released from jail temporarily yesterday after he again refused to surrender a videotape of the clash in Tompkins Square Park to a grand jury.
The video artist, Clayton Patterson, was released until Friday to discuss the case with his lawyers. He has been held in the Bronx House of Detention for Men since Sept. 6, when he was found in contempt of court for failing to comply with a subpoena ordering him to turn over the videotape of a clash between people protesting a curfew at the park and police officers. Mr. Patterson has said he distrusts the officials investigating the allegations of police brutality.
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