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Photographer Robert Stolarik tells his side of the story of his arrest in the Bronx Saturday night.

The arrest of a photographer on assignment for the NY Times Saturday night is a "travesty," according to the National Press Photographers Association.

A photographer on assignment with the Times was arrested and allegedly kicked in the back by NYPD officers after he refused orders to stop photographing an arrest.

According to the report, the U.S. "owed its fall of 27 places to the many arrests of journalist [sic] covering Occupy Wall Street protests."

We're still confirming the identity of the photographer, but based on his own muffled introduction to the police officer, it seems to be NY Times photographer Robert Stolarik.

“Our law enforcement officers have a duty to protect our health and safety, but that duty must always be discharged with respect for the fundamental First Amendment rights to free expression and peaceful assembly."

New York Times Company's Vice President and Assistant General Counsel 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.