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Updated On
February 8, 2022
Date of Incident
May 30, 2020
Case number
0:20-cv-01302
Case Status
Ongoing, Settled
Type of case
Class Action

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Status of Charges →
Charges dropped
Arresting Authority →
Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department
Unnecessary use of force? →
No

Incident Details

Date of Incident
May 30, 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? →
Yes

Assault

Assailant →
Law enforcement
Was the journalist targeted? →
Yes

Incident Details

Updated On
May 23, 2022
Date of Incident
May 30, 2020
Location
Dallas, Texas
Case number
3:22-cv-01132
Case Status
Ongoing
Type of case
Civil

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Status of Charges →
Charges dropped
Arresting Authority →
Dallas Police Department
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
February 8, 2022
Date of Incident
May 30, 2020
Case number
0:20-cv-01302
Case Status
Ongoing, Settled
Type of case
Class Action

Assault

Assailant →
Law enforcement
Was the journalist targeted? →
Yes

Equipment Damage