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Updated On
June 3, 2021
Date of Incident
September 24, 2020
Location
Richmond, Virginia

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Status of Charges →
Charges dropped
Arresting Authority →
Richmond police department
Unnecessary use of force? →
No

Assault

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

Incident Details

Date of Incident
July 26, 2020
Location
Richmond, Virginia

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Status of Charges →
Charges dropped
Arresting Authority →
Richmond police department
Dropped Charges →
Release Date →
Unnecessary use of force? →
Yes

Assault

Assailant →
Law enforcement
Was the journalist targeted? →
Yes

Incident Details

Date of Incident
July 26, 2020
Location
Richmond, Virginia

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Status of Charges →
Not charged
Arresting Authority →
Richmond police department
Unnecessary use of force? →
No

Incident Details

Date of Incident
July 25, 2020
Location
Richmond, Virginia

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Status of Charges →
Not charged
Arresting Authority →
Richmond police department
Unnecessary use of force? →
Yes

Assault

Assailant →
Law enforcement
Was the journalist targeted? →
Yes

Incident Details

Date of Incident
July 25, 2020
Location
Richmond, Virginia

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Status of Charges →
Not charged
Arresting Authority →
Richmond police department
Unnecessary use of force? →
Yes

Assault

Assailant →
Law enforcement
Was the journalist targeted? →
Yes