Former student wins suit over RFK photos
CALIFORNIA — A former high school student photographer was awarded over $400,000 in August by a Los Angeles jury that found the city negligent in not giving back photographs confiscated by police after Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Jamie Scott Enyart said that on June 5, 1968, when he was 15 years old and a photographer for the Fairfax High School student newspaper, he took pictures of the scene where Kennedy was shot.
Now, 28 years after the police took his film “at gunpoint,” Enyart has received an award of $450,600 and a verdict against the city.
Enyart told the Times he took the pictures during Kennedy’s acceptance speech after winning the California Democratic presidential primary.
According to the Times, the city has not decided whether to appeal the decision.
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