LOUISIANA - WBRZ investigative reporter Chris Nakamoto hand cuffed and arrested this week at a public building while trying to obtain public records for a news story on the mayor’s salary. Nakamoto claimed officials from the city of White Castle omitted information an open records request seeking information about the mayor’s pay. We have posted video of the incident below along with a statement from WBRZ News.
“WBRZ stands by Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto. That’s first and foremost. The public expects this news organization to ask tough questions and hold the powerful accountable. Our reporters are not going to be intimidated by public officials when we are getting you answers. Station management is looking into all legal remedies regarding this incident.”