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Date of Incident
October 3, 2017
Location
St. Louis, Missouri

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Charges →
Detention Date →
Release Date →
Unnecessary use of force? →
No
Equipment Seized →
Status of Seized Equipment →
Returned in full
Search Warrant Obtained →
No
Actor who seized equipment →
Law enforcement

Incident Details

Updated On
September 17, 2018
Date of Incident
September 17, 2017
Location
St. Louis, Missouri
Case number
4:18-cv-00308
Case Status
Ongoing
Type of case
Civil

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Charges →
Detention Date →
Release Date →
Unnecessary use of force? →
Yes

Assault

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

Incident Details

Date of Incident
September 17, 2017
Location
St. Louis, Missouri
Case number
4:18-cv-01566
Case Status
Ongoing
Type of case
Civil

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Charges →
Unnecessary use of force? →
Yes

Assault

Assailant →
Law enforcement
Was the journalist targeted? →
Unknown

Equipment Damage

Equipment Broken →
Equipment Seized →
Status of Seized Equipment →
Unknown
Search Warrant Obtained →
No
Actor who seized equipment →
Law enforcement

Incident Details

Date of Incident
September 4, 2017
Location
Highgate, Vermont

Border Stop

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

Equipment Damage

Incident Details

Date of Incident
August 29, 2017
Targets
Leana Hosea

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Arresting Authority →
Douglas County Sheriff’s Department
Charges →
Unnecessary use of force? →
No
Status of Seized Equipment →
Returned in full
Search Warrant Obtained →
No
Actor who seized equipment →
Law enforcement

Incident Details

Date of Incident
August 3, 2017
Location
Detroit, Michigan

Border Stop

Stopped at border? →
Yes
Target Nationality →
US Citizenship Status of Target →
U.S. citizen
Denied Entry? →
No
Stopped Previously? →
No
Asked for device access? →
Yes
Were devices searched or seized? →
Yes
Equipment Seized →
Status of Seized Equipment →
Returned in full
Search Warrant Obtained →
No
Actor who seized equipment →
Law enforcement

Incident Details

Updated On
June 28, 2021
Date of Incident
July 30, 2017
Case number
1:17-cv-11730
Case Status
Dismissed
Type of case
Civil

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 10, 2017

Border Stop

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