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Incident Details

Updated On
November 20, 2019
Date of Incident
December 29, 2018
Case number
1:19-cv-06570
Case Status
Ongoing
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? →
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? →
Yes
Equipment Seized →
Search Warrant Obtained →
No

Incident Details

Updated On
November 20, 2019
Date of Incident
December 29, 2018
Case number
1:19-cv-06570
Case Status
Ongoing
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? →
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? →
Yes
Equipment Seized →
Search Warrant Obtained →
No

Incident Details

Date of Incident
December 23, 2018
Location
Florida

Border Stop

Border Point →
United Kingdom
Stopped at border? →
No
Target Nationality →
US Citizenship Status of Target →
U.S. non-resident
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
Equipment Seized →
Search Warrant Obtained →
No

Incident Details

Date of Incident
December 3, 2018

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Arresting Authority →
Macon County Circuit Court
Charges →
  • Criminal contempt of court
    • Dec. 3, 2018: Charges pending
    • Jan. 11, 2019: Convicted
    • Jan. 11, 2019: Pending appeal
    • Dec. 3, 2019: Convicted
    • Dec. 3, 2019: Pending appeal
    • Mar. 12, 2021: Convicted
Unnecessary use of force? →
No
Search Warrant Obtained →
No

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Arresting Authority →
Milwaukee Police Department
Charges →
  • Trespassing
    • Aug. 5, 2018: Charges pending
    • Dec. 3, 2018: Acquitted
Unnecessary use of force? →
No
Equipment Seized →
Search Warrant Obtained →
No
Actor who seized equipment →
Law enforcement

Equipment Damage

Incident Details

Updated On
March 8, 2019
Date of Incident
June 11, 2018

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Arresting Authority →
Jefferson City Police 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
May 23, 2018
Location
New York, New York

Border Stop

Stopped at border? →
Yes
Target Nationality →
US Citizenship Status of Target →
U.S. non-resident
Denied Entry? →
No
Stopped Previously? →
No
Asked for device access? →
Yes
Asked to display social media? →
Yes
Asked for social media passwords? →
No
Asked intrusive questions about work? →
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