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Incident Details

Updated On
April 27, 2018
Date of Incident
February 22, 2017

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Arresting Authority →
Morton County Sheriff's Department
Charges →
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 1, 2018
Date of Incident
February 22, 2017

Arrest/Criminal Charge

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

Equipment Damage

Equipment Broken →

Incident Details

Updated On
December 19, 2022
Date of Incident
February 22, 2017
Case number
1:22-cv-00211
Case Status
Ongoing
Type of case
Civil

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Arresting Authority →
Morton County Sheriff's Department
Charges →
Detention Date →
Release Date →
Unnecessary use of force? →
Yes

Assault

Assailant →
Law enforcement
Was the journalist targeted? →
Yes
Status of Seized Equipment →
Returned in full
Search Warrant Obtained →
No
Actor who seized equipment →
Law enforcement

Incident Details

Updated On
July 11, 2018
Date of Incident
February 23, 2017
Targets
Tracie Williams

Arrest/Criminal Charge

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

Incident Details

Updated On
June 28, 2021
Date of Incident
March 5, 2017
Location
Toronto, Canada
Case number
1:17-cv-11730
Case Status
Dismissed
Type of case
Civil

Border Stop

Stopped at border? →
Yes
Target Nationality →
US Citizenship Status of Target →
U.S. citizen
Denied Entry? →
No
Stopped Previously? →
Yes
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
Search Warrant Obtained →
No