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Date of Incident
November 19, 2019

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Arresting Authority →
Benton County Circuit Court
Charges →
Detention Date →
Release Date →
Unnecessary use of force? →
No

Incident Details

Updated On
December 2, 2019
Date of Incident
December 20, 2018
Case number
2:19-cv-00484
Targets
Andrew Sheets
Case Status
Dismissed
Type of case
Civil

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arresting Authority →
Punta Gorda Police Department
Charges →
  • Trespassing
    • Dec. 20, 2018: Convicted
    • Jul. 12, 2019: Pending appeal
    • Jul. 12, 2019: Pending appeal
    • Jul. 12, 2019: Pending appeal
    • Dec. 2, 2019: Convicted
    • Dec. 2, 2019: Convicted
    • Dec. 2, 2019: Convicted
Unnecessary use of force? →
No

Incident Details

Date of Incident
December 3, 2018

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Arresting Authority →
Macon County Circuit Court
Charges →
  • Criminal contempt of court
    • Dec. 3, 2018: Charges pending
    • Jan. 11, 2019: Convicted
    • Jan. 11, 2019: Pending appeal
    • Jan. 11, 2019: Convicted
    • Jan. 11, 2019: Pending appeal
    • Jan. 11, 2019: Convicted
    • Jan. 11, 2019: Pending appeal
    • Dec. 3, 2019: Convicted
    • Dec. 3, 2019: Pending appeal
    • Dec. 3, 2019: Convicted
    • Dec. 3, 2019: Pending appeal
    • Dec. 3, 2019: Convicted
    • Dec. 3, 2019: Pending appeal
    • Mar. 12, 2021: Convicted
    • Mar. 12, 2021: Convicted
    • Mar. 12, 2021: Convicted
Unnecessary use of force? →
No
Search Warrant Obtained →
No

Incident Details

Updated On
December 14, 2018
Date of Incident
October 2, 2018
Location
Chicago, Illinois

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Charges →
  • Criminal contempt of court
    • Oct. 2, 2018: Convicted
    • Oct. 30, 2018: Pending appeal
    • Oct. 30, 2018: Pending appeal
    • Oct. 30, 2018: Pending appeal
    • Dec. 14, 2018: Convicted
    • Dec. 14, 2018: Convicted
    • Dec. 14, 2018: Convicted
Unnecessary use of force? →
No

Incident Details

Updated On
February 13, 2018
Date of Incident
October 28, 2017
Location
Annandale, Virginia

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Arresting Authority →
Fairfax County Police Department
Charges →
Unnecessary use of force? →
Yes

Assault

Assailant →
Law enforcement
Was the journalist targeted? →
Yes

Incident Details

Date of Incident
August 29, 2017
Targets
Leana Hosea

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Arresting Authority →
Douglas 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

Date of Incident
August 23, 2014

Assault

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

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Arrest Status →
Arrested and released
Arresting Authority →
Dawson County Sheriff’s Office
Charges →
Unnecessary use of force? →
Yes

Equipment Damage