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Incident Details

Updated On
September 17, 2021
Date of Incident
January 20, 2017
Case number
1:18-cv-00120
Case Status
Settled
Type of case
Class Action

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Arresting Authority →
Metropolitan Police Department
Charges →
  • Rioting
    • Jan. 20, 2017: Charges pending
    • Feb. 21, 2017: Charges dropped
Unnecessary use of force? →
No
Equipment Seized →
Status of Seized Equipment →
Returned in full
Search Warrant Obtained →
No
Actor who seized equipment →
Law enforcement

Incident Details

Updated On
April 26, 2021
Date of Incident
January 20, 2017
Case number
1:17-cv-01216
Case Status
Settled
Type of case
Class Action

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Arresting Authority →
Metropolitan Police Department
Charges →
  • Rioting
    • Jan. 21, 2017: Charges pending
    • Feb. 1, 2017: Charges dropped
Release Date →
Unnecessary use of force? →
Yes

Assault

Assailant →
Law enforcement
Was the journalist targeted? →
Yes

Incident Details

Updated On
February 8, 2022
Date of Incident
May 27, 2020
Case number
0:20-cv-01302
Case Status
Ongoing, Settled
Type of case
Class Action

Assault

Assailant →
Law enforcement
Was the journalist targeted? →
Unknown

Incident Details

Updated On
February 8, 2022
Date of Incident
May 30, 2020
Case number
0:20-cv-01302
Case Status
Ongoing, Settled
Type of case
Class Action

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Arresting Authority →
Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department
Charges →
Unnecessary use of force? →
No

Assault

Assailant →
Law enforcement
Was the journalist targeted? →
Unknown

Incident Details

Updated On
February 8, 2022
Date of Incident
May 30, 2020
Case number
0:20-cv-01302
Case Status
Ongoing, Settled
Type of case
Class Action

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Arresting Authority →
Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department
Charges →
Unnecessary use of force? →
No

Incident Details

Updated On
February 8, 2022
Date of Incident
May 30, 2020
Case number
0:20-cv-01302
Case Status
Ongoing, Settled
Type of case
Class Action

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Arresting Authority →
Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department
Charges →
Unnecessary use of force? →
No

Incident Details

Updated On
February 8, 2022
Date of Incident
May 30, 2020
Case number
0:20-cv-01302
Case Status
Ongoing, Settled
Type of case
Class Action

Assault

Assailant →
Law enforcement
Was the journalist targeted? →
Yes

Equipment Damage