Los Angeles Times Photographer Arrested in Simi Valley After Covering Nancy Reagan’s Motorcade

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Los Angeles Times photographer Ricardo DeAratanha is seen in a photo posted to the newspaper’s website.

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A Los Angeles Times photographer was arrested Wednesday in Simi Valley while transmitting photographs of former First Lady Nancy Reagan’s funeral motorcade.

Ricardo DeAratanha, 65, was arrested on suspicion of resisting and obstructing a law enforcement officer, a misdemeanor, according to a citation issued by Simi Valley police.

Deputy Chief David Livingstone said police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle near Roosevelt Court and Wood Ranch Parkway, about three-quarters of a mile downhill from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, where a public viewing was being held for the former first lady. DeAratanha had parked by the side of the road to use his laptop computer to transmit his photos.

DeAratanha refused to identify himself and balked at providing identification, Livingstone said.

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