According to this editorial, the answer is yes.
Now, I can only compare what is being addressed here to my experience at the RNC. No one in the media corps that I was surrounded by complained about being ill-treated or having their rights violated. I certainly did not.
Granted, I did not cover the protests taking place outside the convention. However, because of the police presence in and around the XCel Center I interacted with various security officers on multiple occasions. Never once was I not greeted with a hello or some other polite comment, and I never was treated rudely.