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Incident Details

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

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Arresting Authority →
Asheville Police Department
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

Subpoena/Legal Order

Legal Order Type →
Warrant

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
Arresting Authority →
Sausalito Police Department
Charges →
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

Subpoena/Legal Order

Legal Order Type →
Warrant

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

Date of Incident
November 6, 2021

Arrest/Criminal Charge

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

Subpoena/Legal Order

Legal Order Type →
Warrant

Incident Details

Date of Incident
May 20, 2021

Subpoena/Legal Order

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

Subpoena/Legal Order

Subpoena Status →
Dropped
Third Party in Possession of Communications →
Google
Third Party Business →
Tech company
Legal Order Type →
2703(d) court order

Subpoena/Legal Order

Subpoena Status →
Dropped
Third Party in Possession of Communications →
Proofpoint
Third Party Business →
Tech company
Legal Order Type →
2703(d) court order

Incident Details

Updated On
May 15, 2020
Date of Incident
April 6, 2020
Location
Lynchburg, Virginia

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Charged without arrest
Arresting Authority →
Liberty University Police Department
Charges →
  • Trespassing
    • Apr. 6, 2020: Charges pending
    • May. 15, 2020: Charges dropped
Unnecessary use of force? →
No

Subpoena/Legal Order

Legal Order Type →
Warrant

Incident Details

Updated On
May 15, 2020
Date of Incident
April 6, 2020
Location
Lynchburg, Virginia

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Charged without arrest
Arresting Authority →
Liberty University Police Department
Charges →
  • Trespassing
    • Apr. 6, 2020: Charges pending
    • May. 15, 2020: Charges dropped
Unnecessary use of force? →
No

Subpoena/Legal Order

Legal Order Type →
Warrant

Subpoena/Legal Order

Subpoena Status →
Carried out
Third Party in Possession of Communications →
Unknown
Third Party Business →
Telecom company
Legal Order Type →
2703(d) court order

Subpoena/Legal Order

Subpoena Status →
Carried out
Third Party in Possession of Communications →
Unknown
Third Party Business →
Telecom company
Legal Order Type →
2703(d) court order

Incident Details

Updated On
May 26, 2020
Date of Incident
May 10, 2019
Targets
Bryan Carmody
Equipment Seized →
Status of Seized Equipment →
Returned in full
Search Warrant Obtained →
Yes
Actor who seized equipment →
Law enforcement

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arresting Authority →
San Francisco Police Department
Unnecessary use of force? →
No

Subpoena/Legal Order

Legal Order Type →
Warrant

Subpoena/Legal Order

Subpoena Status →
Unknown
Third Party in Possession of Communications →
Twitter
Third Party Business →
Tech company
Legal Order Type →
Subpoena

Incident Details

Updated On
February 6, 2018
Date of Incident
January 18, 2018

Subpoena/Legal Order

Subpoena Type →
Other testimony
Subpoena Status →
Unknown
Legal Order Type →
Warrant
Equipment Seized →
Status of Seized Equipment →
Returned in full
Search Warrant Obtained →
Yes
Actor who seized equipment →
Law enforcement