February 11, 2023

WATCH: Reporter Arrested at Governor’s Press Conference

A NewsNation correspondent was arrested after being told to stop delivering a live report during Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s (R) press conference this week.

Body camera footage from Evan Lambert’s arrest shows an Ohio National Guard official pushing the reporter during an argument the governor’s remarks in East Palestine, Ohio, regarding a recent train derailment.

Columbiana County Sheriff Brian McLaughlin said Lambert was arrested and detained Wednesday evening in a county jail on preliminary charges of criminal trespassing and resisting arrest. The reporter was released later that night after posting bond, the sheriff said.

Police said Maj. Gen. John Harris Jr. asked Lambert to stop broadcasting and alleged the reporter responded aggressively. Harris pushed Lambert because he was “convinced” the reporter “was prepared to do harm to me,” per the police statement.

Lambert’s legal representation vehemently rejected the police account of the incident, and called claims that he was aggressive “patently false.”

East Palestine police said Lambert was told to stop broadcasting because he was talking loudly during the governor’s remarks.

But the governor “did not request that the reporter stop his live broadcast, nor did he know that the request was being made,” DeWine said in a statement.

DeWine also affirmed that reporters had the right to report during the press conference. He said that “if they were in any way hampered from reporting, that certainly is wrong and it’s not anything that I approve — in fact I vehemently disapprove of it.”

Lambert said that he’s “doing fine” following his release, but noted that no reporter “expects to be arrested when you’re doing your job, and I think that’s really important that that doesn’t happen in our country.”

Source: Axios


6 comments on WATCH: Reporter Arrested at Governor’s Press Conference

  1. LMB says:

    This is why law enforcement gets a bad name! Law enforcement needs to follow the law and not intimidate citizens exercising their rights!!

  2. Jack says:

    Irregardless – the reporter is STILL regarded as a guest – an invitee. And it doesn’t matter what his ‘rights’ are – the moment he walks onto private property he is to respect, adhere, and seriously regard the simple request to pack it up and move out. The inference is quite evident even without direct verbage. When you’re a guest and you are asked to remove yourself and equipment from the scene – just DO it!

    1. Billy Goat says:

      Irregardless is not a word. Regardless would be appropriate.

      1. Timothy says:

        the communist (and other pubic serpents) school teachers drill “be kind” ‘be safe ‘ into the sheeople’s kids. They are the very ones that do NOT practice what the sell (preach) Why do we keep paying them? Why can’t they be fired? When did “contributing to the delinquency” law get taken off the books? Maybe when the insurrection of Nov. 22 1963 happened (JFK killed by the DEEP STATE) ?

  3. Robert Page says:

    There are two sides to every story but the sad part is that the media and politicians will immediately say things that are not necessarily true or characterize them as being true in order to point the finger of guilt at the police. It is tragic to see that reporters no longer verify the facts before reporting an incident. This is the main reason that our children no longer have respect for the police. This kind of reporting should be punished just as we are punished when we tell the public an unfounded story just to protect the guilty.

    1. Tim says:

      the emasculation of the males in Amerika and the brainwashing in the pubic skull cistern has been most effective. Keep sending HALF of what you produce to the gov’t., thinking you are still free. Just don’t try to prove it. YOU will go to jail, slave

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