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Date of Incident
January 16, 2017

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Arresting Authority →
Morton County Sheriff's Department
Charges →
Unnecessary use of force? →
No

Incident Details

Updated On
September 17, 2021
Date of Incident
January 20, 2017

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Arresting Authority →
Metropolitan Police Department
Charges →
  • Rioting
    • Jan. 21, 2017: Charges pending
    • Jan. 27, 2017: Charges dropped
Release Date →
Unnecessary use of force? →
Yes

Assault

Assailant →
Law enforcement
Was the journalist targeted? →
Unknown
Equipment Seized →
Status of Seized Equipment →
Returned in full
Search Warrant Obtained →
No

Incident Details

Updated On
April 25, 2023
Date of Incident
January 20, 2017
Case number
1:20-cv-00130
Case Status
Settled
Type of case
Civil

Arrest/Criminal Charge

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

Incident Details

Date of Incident
January 20, 2017

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Arresting Authority →
Metropolitan Police Department
Charges →
  • Rioting
    • Jan. 21, 2017: Charges pending
    • Jan. 30, 2017: Charges dropped
Detention Date →
Release Date →
Unnecessary use of force? →
No
Status of Seized Equipment →
Returned in part
Search Warrant Obtained →
No