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Date of Incident
August 23, 2014

Assault

Assailant →
Law enforcement
Was the journalist targeted? →
Yes
Equipment Seized →
Status of Seized Equipment →
Returned in full
Search Warrant Obtained →
No
Actor who seized equipment →
Law enforcement

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Status of Charges →
Convicted
Arresting Authority →
Dawson County Sheriff’s Office
Dropped Charges →
Unnecessary use of force? →
Yes

Equipment Damage

Incident Details

Date of Incident
October 22, 2016

Incident Details

Updated On
August 21, 2017
Date of Incident
October 27, 2016

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Status of Charges →
Charges dropped
Arresting Authority →
Morton County Sheriff's Department
Unnecessary use of force? →
No
Status of Seized Equipment →
Unknown
Search Warrant Obtained →
No
Actor who seized equipment →
Law enforcement

Incident Details

Updated On
June 28, 2021
Date of Incident
January 3, 2017
Case number
1:17-cv-11730
Case Status
Dismissed
Type of case
Civil

Border Stop

Stopped at border? →
Yes
Target Nationality →
US Citizenship Status of Target →
U.S. citizen
Denied Entry? →
No
Stopped Previously? →
Yes
Asked for device access? →
Yes
Asked to display social media? →
Unknown
Asked for social media passwords? →
Unknown
Asked intrusive questions about work? →
Yes
Were devices searched or seized? →
Yes
Equipment Seized →
Status of Seized Equipment →
Returned in full
Search Warrant Obtained →
No
Actor who seized equipment →
Law enforcement

Incident Details

Date of Incident
January 15, 2017
Location
Moscow, Russia

Border Stop

Border Point →
Shremetyevo Airport
Stopped at border? →
No
Target Nationality →
US Citizenship Status of Target →
U.S. non-resident
Denied Entry? →
Yes
Stopped Previously? →
No
Asked for device access? →
No
Asked to display social media? →
No
Asked for social media passwords? →
No
Asked intrusive questions about work? →
Yes
Were devices searched or seized? →
No