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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

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 6, 2021

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Status of Charges →
Not charged
Arresting Authority →
Fbi
Unnecessary use of force? →
No
Equipment Seized →
Status of Seized Equipment →
In custody
Search Warrant Obtained →
Yes
Actor who seized equipment →
Law enforcement

Incident Details

Date of Incident
October 18, 2021
Location
Portland, Oregon

Border Stop

Stopped at border? →
Yes
Denied Entry? →
No
Stopped Previously? →
No
Asked for device access? →
Unknown
Asked to display social media? →
Unknown
Asked for social media passwords? →
Unknown
Asked intrusive questions about work? →
Yes
Were devices searched or seized? →
Unknown

Incident Details

Date of Incident
September 19, 2021
Location
Del Rio, Texas

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Status of Charges →
Not charged
Arresting Authority →
Laughlin air force base military police
Unnecessary use of force? →
No
Equipment Seized →
Status of Seized Equipment →
Returned in full
Search Warrant Obtained →
No
Actor who seized equipment →
Law enforcement

Equipment Damage

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