Journalists widely reported being kept from last week's NYPD raid of Zuccotti Park. 10 reporters have been arrested in New York since the protests began, and several have claimed that they were injured by NYPD officers while on the job. In response, New York Times Company Vice President and Assistant General Counsel George Freeman has written a letter to NYPD spokesman Paul Browne condemning the actions of the police and requesting an "immediate meeting" with Browne and Commissioner Ray Kelly. It is signed by representatives from the New York Post, the Daily News, NBC, the Associated Press, and Dow Jones among others.

Capital New York obtained a copy of the letter, which also references a meeting in August that the NYPD reportedly held with press representatives, and states, "the police actions of last week have been more hostile to the press than any other event in recent memory. Indeed, in vivid contrast to the spirit and substance of our meeting in August." The letter also claims that the NYPD assured the journalists they would provide officers with training on how to properly interact with members of the media. It doesn't appear that that happened.

You can read the letter in its entirety here. The New York Press Club, along with the Newspaper Guild of New York and other organizations have formed a "coalition to monitor relations between the NYPD and the press."