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Updated On
April 14, 2021
Date of Incident
August 13, 2020
Case number
1:21-cv-00116
Case Status
Settled
Type of case
Civil

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? →
No
Equipment Seized →
Status of Seized Equipment →
Returned in full
Search Warrant Obtained →
No
Actor who seized equipment →
Law enforcement

Subpoena/Legal Order

Subpoena Status →
Unknown
Third Party in Possession of Communications →
Twitter
Third Party Business →
Tech company
Legal Order Type →
Subpoena

Incident Details

Updated On
January 16, 2020
Date of Incident
January 20, 2017
Case number
1:20-cv-00130
Case Status
Ongoing
Type of case
Civil

Arrest/Criminal Charge

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