Getty Images photographer Scott Olson now joins the lists of journalists arrested in the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., following the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson.
A photograph captured by Olson's colleague, Joe Raedle, shows Olson being directed toward the back of a police van with his hands behind his back in zip cuffs. Olson, in baseball cap with equipment draped over a shoulder, is smiling.
Rob Crilly, a journalist for The Telegraph who was arrested on Sunday, told Poynter that police arrested Olson for "not getting out of the way fast enough."
A video released on the Instagram social media image network and played on MSNBC showed Olson's arrest, during which he can be heard saying, "I'm being arrested because they said the media is required to be in a certain area."
A person who answered the telephone at the Ferguson Police Department referred questions to the local jail. A voice mail message was left with the jail Monday night but the call was not immediately returned.
Pancho Bernasconi, vice president of news at Getty Images, released a statement via Twitter:
"Getty Images staff photographer Scott Olson was arrested this afternoon in Ferguson, Missouri, while on assignment documenting the events there," the statement read. "We at Getty Images stand firmly behind our colleague Scott Olson and the right to report from Ferguson. Getty Images is working to support his release as soon as possible. We strongly object to his arrest and are committed to ensuring he is able to resume his important work of capturing some of the most iconic images of this news story."