U.S. Press Freedom Tracker

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Incident Details

Date of Incident
May 13, 2019
Location
Austin, Texas

Border Stop

Stopped at border? →
Yes
Target Nationality →
US Citizenship Status of Target →
U.S. citizen
Denied Entry? →
No
Stopped Previously? →
Yes
Asked for device access? →
Yes
Asked to display social media? →
Unknown
Asked for social media passwords? →
Unknown
Asked intrusive questions about work? →
Yes
Were devices searched or seized? →
Yes
Search Warrant Obtained →
No

Incident Details

Date of Incident
July 17, 2020
Location
Austin, Texas

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Arresting Authority →
Austin Police Department
Charges →
Release Date →
Unnecessary use of force? →
Yes

Assault

Assailant →
Law enforcement
Was the journalist targeted? →
Yes
Status of Seized Equipment →
Returned in full
Search Warrant Obtained →
No
Actor who seized equipment →
Law enforcement

Equipment Damage

Equipment Broken →