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Incident Details

Updated On
February 16, 2021
Date of Incident
May 30, 2020
Location
New York, New York
Case number
1:21-cv-01362
Case Status
Ongoing
Type of case
Civil

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Status of Charges →
Charges dropped
Arresting Authority →
New York Police Department
Unnecessary use of force? →
Yes

Equipment Damage

Equipment Broken →

Incident Details

Updated On
January 22, 2021
Date of Incident
November 1, 2020
Location
New York, New York

Arrest/Criminal Charge

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

Assault

Assailant →
Law enforcement
Was the journalist targeted? →
Unknown

Incident Details

Updated On
December 8, 2020
Date of Incident
June 4, 2020
Location
New York, New York

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Status of Charges →
Unknown
Arresting Authority →
New York Police Department
Release Date →
Unnecessary use of force? →
No

Incident Details

Updated On
November 12, 2020
Date of Incident
November 4, 2020
Location
New York, New York

Arrest/Criminal Charge

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

Incident Details

Updated On
August 18, 2020
Date of Incident
April 14, 2020
Location
New York, New York
Equipment Seized →
Status of Seized Equipment →
Returned in full
Search Warrant Obtained →
No
Actor who seized equipment →
Law enforcement

Arrest/Criminal Charge

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

Incident Details

Updated On
June 12, 2020
Date of Incident
June 2, 2020
Location
New York, New York

Arrest/Criminal Charge

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

Assault

Assailant →
Law enforcement
Was the journalist targeted? →
Yes