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

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Status of Charges →
Charges dropped
Arresting Authority →
Metropolitan Police Department
Dropped Charges →
Release Date →
Unnecessary use of force? →
Equipment Seized →
Status of Seized Equipment →
Returned in full
Search Warrant Obtained →
Actor who seized equipment →
Law enforcement


Assailant →
Law enforcement
Was the journalist targeted? →