NYPD officers arresting a 15-year-old girl in the Bronx Saturday night weren't really in the mood to have their picture taken, according to the NY Times, which reports that a photographer on assignment for the paper was violently arrested when he refused to stop shooting. The photographer, Robert Stolarik, is a freelancer who has worked regularly with the times for the past decade. He was in the Bronx with two reporters conducting street interviews when a street fight erupted in the Concourse neighborhood. According to the Times:

Mr. Stolarik was taking photographs of the arrest of a teenage girl about 10:30 p.m., when a police officer instructed him to stop doing so. Mr. Stolarik said he identified himself as a journalist for The Times and continued taking pictures. A second officer appeared, grabbed his camera and “slammed” it into his face, he said.

Mr. Stolarik said he asked for the officers’ badge numbers, and the officers then took his cameras and dragged him to the ground; he said that he was kicked in the back and that he received scrapes and bruises to his arms, legs and face. The Police Department said in a statement that officers had been trying to disperse the crowd and had given “numerous lawful orders” for both the crowd and Mr. Stolarik to move back, but that he tried to push forward, “inadvertently” striking an officer in the face with his camera.

Stolarik was arrested—an officer got cut on his hand in the process—and charged with obstructing government administration and resisting arrest. This is the second time in almost six months that Stolarik is in the news because of a clash with the NYPD. In December of last year, Stolarik was shoved by an officer who tried to stop him from photographing the arrests of Occupy Wall Street protesters at the World Financial Center. The incident in question begins at the 2:00 mark:

And in 2004, the Villager reported that he was tackled to the ground attempting to photograph GOP convention protesters near Union Square. “It’s the most uncomfortable I’ve ever been as a journalist and I’ve had a gun to my head in Colombia,” Stolarik said. “All of your rights can be taken away instantly.” Last year, 13 news organizations signed a letter to the NYPD condemning the department's obstruction of the press. During a meeting with media reps, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly promised to hold a "meeting of all the borough task for commanders" to address press issues. As of February, the NYPD said 1,600 new officers had received training in dealing with the media.