Oct 28 6:13 PM

Alabama journalist beaten and jailed

Picture of Roger Shuler (Shelby County Sheriff's office)
The Stream (Al Jazeera)

A controversial Alabama investigative journalist behind Legal Schnauzer was beaten in his garage and arrested by four Shelby County sheriff's deputies on October 23. Roger Shuler is currently being held on two contempt of court charges and one for resisting arrest. The charges stem from his refusal to obey a judge's order to stop writing about an alleged affair involving Robert Riley Jr., a major Republican political figure and the son of former two-term Alabama governor Bob Riley, and lobbyist Liberty Duke. 

A mug shot (pictured above) taken on the night of Shuler's arrest shows signs of injury.

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