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Incident Details

Date of Incident
June 28, 2019
Location
Detroit, Michigan
Targets
Tim Stegmaier

Border Stop

Border Point →
Detroit, Michigan
Stopped at border? →
Yes
US Citizenship Status of Target →
U.S. citizen
Denied Entry? →
No
Stopped Previously? →
No
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
Status of Seized Equipment →
Returned in full
Search Warrant Obtained →
No
Actor who seized equipment →
Law enforcement

Incident Details

Updated On
May 26, 2020
Date of Incident
May 10, 2019
Targets
Bryan Carmody
Status of Seized Equipment →
Returned in full
Search Warrant Obtained →
Yes
Actor who seized equipment →
Law enforcement

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Status of Charges →
Not charged
Arresting Authority →
San Francisco Police Department
Unnecessary use of force? →
No

Incident Details

Date of Incident
June 17, 2017

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Status of Charges →
Charges dropped
Arresting Authority →
Minnesota State Patrol
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 18, 2017
Location
Chicago, Illinois

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? →
Unknown
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
December 7, 2017
Date of Incident
February 22, 2017

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Status of Charges →
Acquitted
Arresting Authority →
Morton County Sheriff's Department
Unnecessary use of force? →
No
Equipment Seized →
Status of Seized Equipment →
In custody
Search Warrant Obtained →
No
Actor who seized equipment →
Law enforcement