Jury Acquits Iowa Journalist Arrested for Covering BLM Protest 

HeadlineMar 11, 2021

In Iowa, Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri was acquitted Wednesday following her arrest last year while covering a Black Lives Matter protest. She was pepper-sprayed and put in zip ties despite telling police officers she was a reporter. Freedom of the Press Foundation welcomed the acquittal but said it “doesn’t fully lift the shadow this prosecution has cast over one of our country’s most core values.”

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