Independent filmmaker sprayed with chemical agent in Kenosha

September 1, 2020
On Sept. 1, 2020, a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, sprayed independent filmmaker Ashley Dorelus with a chemical agent after she knocked away his hand, according to Dorelus and video of the encounter. Dorelus, who said she has been traveling the country to make a film about the Black Lives Matter movement, said that she batted away the officer’s hand because he had inappropriately touched her.Dorelus told the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker she was reporting in a Kenosha park that …