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Updated On
March 10, 2021
Date of Incident
May 31, 2020
Location
Des Moines, Iowa

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Status of Charges →
Acquitted
Arresting Authority →
Des Moines Police Department
Unnecessary use of force? →
Yes

Assault

Assailant →
Law enforcement
Was the journalist targeted? →
Yes

Incident Details

Updated On
July 23, 2020
Date of Incident
May 31, 2020
Location
Denver, Colorado
Case number
1:20-cv-01878
Case Status
Ongoing
Type of case
Class Action

Assault

Assailant →
Law enforcement
Was the journalist targeted? →
Yes

Incident Details

Updated On
July 8, 2020
Date of Incident
May 31, 2020

Arrest/Criminal Charge

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

Incident Details

Date of Incident
May 31, 2020
Location
Lincoln, Nebraska

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Status of Charges →
Not charged
Arresting Authority →
Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office
Unnecessary use of force? →
Yes

Assault

Assailant →
Law enforcement
Was the journalist targeted? →
Yes

Incident Details

Date of Incident
May 31, 2020

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Status of Charges →
Not charged
Arresting Authority →
Santa Monica Police Department
Unnecessary use of force? →
No