Honduras policeman apologizes to journalists

first_img Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) – An officer in a special forces team of Honduras’ National Police has apologized to a journalist and paid for breaking her camera during a 2011 protest. It’s an unusual gesture in a country where journalists face some of the worst violence in the world.Reporter Sandra Sanchez says she hopes the apology from officer Jhonny Alexander Carrasco will set a precedent.The leader for Honduras’ Committee for Free Expression calls the apology “historic.” But Hector Becerra adds that the problem goes far beyond Carrasco, who broke Sanchez’s camera while trying to keep her from taking pictures of tear gas being used against a bus. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix The vital role family plays in societycenter_img Top Stories Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   Quick workouts for men U.N. agencies say 23 journalists have been killed in Honduras since 2006. The Honduran government human rights prosecutor puts the figure at 31.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more