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Updated On
March 11, 2022
Date of Incident
December 25, 2021

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Status of Charges →
Charges pending
Arresting Authority →
Asheville Police Department
Current Charges →
Release Date →
Unnecessary use of force? →
No
Equipment Seized →
Status of Seized Equipment →
Returned in full
Search Warrant Obtained →
Yes
Actor who seized equipment →
Law enforcement

Incident Details

Date of Incident
April 30, 2021
Location
Gilbert, Arizona

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Status of Charges →
Charges pending
Arresting Authority →
Gilbert Police Department
Unnecessary use of force? →
No
Equipment Seized →
Status of Seized Equipment →
In custody
Search Warrant Obtained →
No
Actor who seized equipment →
Law enforcement

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Status of Charges →
Charges pending
Arresting Authority →
Minnesota State Patrol
Unnecessary use of force? →
Yes

Assault

Assailant →
Law enforcement
Was the journalist targeted? →
Unknown

Incident Details

Date of Incident
November 5, 2020
Location
Portland, Oregon

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Status of Charges →
Charges pending
Arresting Authority →
Oregon State Police
Unnecessary use of force? →
Yes

Assault

Assailant →
Law enforcement
Was the journalist targeted? →
No

Equipment Damage

Equipment Broken →

Incident Details

Updated On
November 18, 2021
Date of Incident
September 22, 2020
Location
Medford, Oregon

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Status of Charges →
Charges pending
Arresting Authority →
Medford Police Department
Unnecessary use of force? →
No

Incident Details

Date of Incident
September 19, 2020
Location
New York, New York

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Status of Charges →
Charges pending
Arresting Authority →
New York Police Department
Current Charges →
Unnecessary use of force? →
No

Assault

Assailant →
Law enforcement
Was the journalist targeted? →
Yes