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Updated On
February 21, 2022
Date of Incident
November 30, 2021
Case number
3:22-cv-01029
Case Status
Ongoing
Type of case
Civil

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Status of Charges →
Charges dropped
Arresting Authority →
Sausalito Police Department
Detention Date →
Release Date →
Unnecessary use of force? →
No

Assault

Assailant →
Law enforcement
Was the journalist targeted? →
Yes
Status of Seized Equipment →
Returned in full
Search Warrant Obtained →
Yes
Actor who seized equipment →
Law enforcement

Incident Details

Date of Incident
November 24, 2021
Case number
1:21-cv-03290
Case Status
Ongoing
Type of case
Civil

Subpoena/Legal Order

Subpoena Status →
Pending
Third Party in Possession of Communications →
Verizon
Third Party Business →
Telecom company
Legal Order Type →
Subpoena

Incident Details

Updated On
February 8, 2022
Date of Incident
April 16, 2021
Case number
0:20-cv-01302
Case Status
Ongoing
Type of case
Class Action

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Status of Charges →
Not charged
Arresting Authority →
Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department
Unnecessary use of force? →
Yes

Assault

Assailant →
Law enforcement
Was the journalist targeted? →
Yes

Equipment Damage

Equipment Broken →

Incident Details

Updated On
February 8, 2022
Date of Incident
April 16, 2021
Case number
0:20-cv-01302
Case Status
Ongoing
Type of case
Class Action

Assault

Assailant →
Law enforcement
Was the journalist targeted? →
Yes

Incident Details

Updated On
February 8, 2022
Date of Incident
April 13, 2021
Case number
0:20-cv-01302
Case Status
Ongoing
Type of case
Class Action

Assault

Assailant →
Law enforcement
Was the journalist targeted? →
Yes

Incident Details

Updated On
May 9, 2022
Date of Incident
March 25, 2021
Case number
2:22-cv-03106
Case Status
Ongoing
Type of case
Civil

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Status of Charges →
Charges dropped
Arresting Authority →
Los Angeles Police Department
Dropped Charges →
Release Date →
Unnecessary use of force? →
No

Incident Details

Updated On
May 9, 2022
Date of Incident
March 25, 2021
Case number
2:22-cv-03106
Case Status
Ongoing
Type of case
Civil

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Status of Charges →
Charges dropped
Arresting Authority →
Los Angeles Police Department
Dropped Charges →
Release Date →
Unnecessary use of force? →
No