Tucson Cop Puts Unarmed Photog In Hospital
…But then again, with more than two decades of police experience, Nielsen has learned to manipulate the truth to his advantage, which is what he tried to do last week when snatching two cameras out of a man’s hands after claiming he was blinded by the flash.
The incident left Raymond Rodden hospitalized with a whiplash injury to his neck, an official diagnosis of cervical radiculopathy, a result of Nielsen yanking the camera so hard that the camera strap left him with a herniated disc.
Raymond Rodden in the hospital with a herniated disc after Tucson police officer Bobby Nielsen yanked a camera from around his neck.
The truth is, Rodden did not discharge the flash because he was recording video on a Canon G15 and an iPhone. The flash becomes inoperable on the Canon when shooting video and while it’s technically possible to use the flash while recording with the iPhone (read comments), it may require another set of hands to do it while holding a camera in each hand…