From The Guardian
: Two journalists in London have received a payout from the Metropolitan Police after the Met admitted failing to respect the freedom of the press during a protest at the Greek embassy in London in 2008. In this disturbing video
one cop taunts the photographer like a school kid as he's yanking the guy's camera off his neck, and later they mutter "scum" under their breath.
In letters sent to the journalists, the force said "The [Met] confirms its recognition that freedom of the press is a cornerstone of democracy and that journalists have a right to report freely. [We] recognise that on 8 December 2008 they failed to respect press freedom in respect of Mr Vallée and Mr Parkinson." Both men received £3500 in compensation.