Reporter wins settlement for arrest at press conference

NewsNation journalist Evan Lambert won a $80,000 settlement for injuries suffered during his arrest for broadcasting live from a press conference about an Ohio train derailment. The Ohio attorney general earlier announced the dismissal of the charges and said Lambert was acting in a way consistent with his role as a reporter. (Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, February 7, 2024)

Lambert received $80,000 for his injuries and $32,000 for legal fees. The Reporters Committee and the First Amendment Clinic at Case Western Reserve University School of Law represented Lambert. (WFMJ, February 8, 2024, by Mike Gaunter)

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